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  title={The Global Decline of Reptiles, D{\'e}j{\`a} Vu Amphibians},
  author={Joseph Gibbon and David E. Scott and Travis J. Ryan and Kurt A. Buhlmann and Tracey D. Tuberville and Brian S. Metts and Judith L. Greene and Tony Mills and Yale Leiden and Sean M. Poppy and Christopher T. Winne},
A s a group [reptiles] are nei t h er ‘good ’n or ‘b ad ,’ but ia re intere s ting and unu su a l , a l t h o u gh of m i n or i m port a n ce . If t h ey should all disappe a r, it wo u l d not make mu ch differen ce one way or the other ”( Zim and Smith 1953, p. 9 ) . Fortu n a tely, this op i n i on from the Golden Gu i de Series does not persist tod ay; most people have com e to recogn i ze the va lue of both reptiles and amph i bians as an i n tegral part of n a tu ral eco s ys tems and as… 
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