Dr. David Sever


Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences


Dr. David Sever

Ph.D., Tulane University, 1974


Office:151 Biology Building

Phone: (985) 549-3442


Office Hours: by appointment


Teaching Expertise: Vertebrate Anatomy, Herpetology

Links:  David Sever's Web Site
David Sever on Google Scholar

Study Group "Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of the Gonads and Gametogenesis, Sex Accessory Structures, and Secondary Sexual Characters of Amphibians and Reptiles"


Research Interests: Dr. Sever is well-known for over thirty years of work on the secondary sexual characters of salamanders, including the anatomy, function, and evolution of their skin glands and cloacal glands. Other studies done by Dr. Sever have involved ecology and behavior, and he also discovered and named the species Eurycea junaluska, a salamander restricted to the southern Appalachian Mountains. His most recent work has involved the morphology and phylogeny of sperm storage and other aspects of the urogenital systems of Chondrichthyes, amphibians, and reptiles.