Chris Raxworthy

Chris Raxworthy has been fascinated by all things scaly and slimy since he was a kid. Chris is a herpetologist at the American Museum of Natural History. He travels to remote areas of the world to study the amazing diversity of reptiles and amphibians. His fieldwork has taken him from Madagascar to Cuba, and from southeast Asia to west Africa. One of the most exciting parts of Chris's fieldwork is rediscovering species that were thought to be extinct.

Hometown: St. Albans, England
Job: Curator-in-Charge, Department of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History
Education: B.Sc. Hon., University of London; Ph.D., The Open University
Known for: amphibian and reptile research on the island of Madagascar and many other tropical regions
Fun Fact: Chris has been a skateboarder since he was a kid—sometimes he skateboards down the long corridors at the Museum!

Image credits: main image: courtesy of AMNH.