Hannah Som

Hannah Som

Graduate Student
Dyche Hall

Hannah is a systematist and herpetologist interested in herpetofauna in Southeast Asia.


I am interested in integrating morphology, morphometrics and genomic data to study questions in biogeography, systematics and evolutionary processes of reptiles and amphibians.  


Bryan L. Stuart, Hannah E. Som, Thy Neang, Huy Duc Hoang, Duong Thi Thuy Le, Vinh Quang Dau, Kathy Potter & Jodi J. L. Rowley. 2020. Integrative taxonomic analysis reveals a new species of Leptobrachium (Anura: Megophryidae) from north-eastern Cambodia and central Vietnam. Journal of Natural History. 54(1–4): 225–255.       

Hannah E. Som, L. Lee Grismer, Jesse L. Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., Evan S. H. Quah, Rafe M. Brown, Arvin C. Diesmos, Jeffrey L. Weinell & Bryan L. Stuart. 2020. A new Liopeltis (Squamata: Colubridae) from Pulau Tioman, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa. 4766(3): 472–484.

Somphouthone Phimmachak, Stephen J. Richards, Niane Sivongxay, Sengvilay Seateun, Yodchaiy Chuaynkern, Sunchai Makchai, Hannah E. Som & Bryan L. Stuart. 2019. A new caruncle-bearing fanged frog (Limnonectes, Dicroglossidae) from Laos and Thailand. ZooKeys. 846: 133–156.


B.S. Biology, University of Oregon

Major Field Experience: 

Ecuador 2017 & Cambodia 2018

Professional Societies: 

North Carolina Herpetological Society