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by AZherper
January 18th, 2017, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South of the border: A week in southern Sonora
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

South of the border: A week in southern Sonora

Last August, I was lucky to spend a week with a team of Mexican and American biologists on a ranch which was just purchased by the Turtle Conservancy to protect the newly-described thornscrub tortoise (Gopherus evgoodei). Our goal was to document the flora and fauna with the reserve, which basically...
by AZherper
January 18th, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Greetings from the southwest
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: Greetings from the southwest

Good stuff
by AZherper
November 5th, 2016, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: October in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

Re: October in Florida

Really nice collection of finds, that is one solid month!
by AZherper
October 7th, 2016, 8:46 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: North American big cats
Replies: 30
Views: 21152

Re: North American big cats

I've seen a few big cats in Arizona and elsewhere in the United States. Bobcats are common enough in Southeast Arizona and I see a few each year hiking and road cruising. I've seen them in other areas as well. I've seen one Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis). I watched it walk across a clearing and dis...
by AZherper
July 18th, 2016, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 17683

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

You all have some very impressive photos. My grismer-style photography definitely could use some work, but here are a couple from AZ: Gila: https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3708/20299483216_7b99f35925_k.jpg Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) in habitat by wyman.jules , on Flickr Trimorphodon lambda (So...
by AZherper
July 9th, 2016, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Sistrurus
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Re: Arizona Sistrurus

Good finds! We were there briefly last May, but didn't have the information I do now, or I think we'd have spent some time searching. I think all we saw in that area was some kangaroo rats, several which I caught for return to a zoo in NC. Most of our time was spent between Douglas and the Chiricah...
by AZherper
July 8th, 2016, 10:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Re: 2016 First Half Review: Herping the Southeast

Awesome stuff! I especially love the salamander diversity (the Aneides is especially cool) and the mole king.
by AZherper
July 7th, 2016, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, May 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 9705

Re: Costa Rica, May 2015

Awesome stuff, love both Bothriechis, the Corytophanes, and Spilotes. And damn, some of those anurans are sweet. Great report, looks like you killed it down there.
by AZherper
July 5th, 2016, 11:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Sistrurus
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Re: Arizona Sistrurus

Very nice! I've herped that area before and I'm glad to hear its still possible to find numbers like that. Love Sisturus! Thank you very much, it's a cool area for sure. It was my first time herping that particular road, and I'm happy it turned out to be so productive. And Sistrurus are sweet. One ...
by AZherper
July 5th, 2016, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Sistrurus
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Re: Arizona Sistrurus

ThamnElegans24 wrote:Congratulations on a great find! They are such cool little critters.
Thank you! I agree, they were awesome to see.
by AZherper
July 4th, 2016, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Sistrurus
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Arizona Sistrurus

Just wanted to make a short post with a shot of a Sistrurus from last night in Cochise County, Arizona. It was a great night with 33 snakes overall including a hognose and a few of these guys. It was very exciting cruising up this threatened, range-restricted species which in Arizona is confined to ...
by AZherper
July 2nd, 2016, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family trip to the pacific northwest
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

Re: Family trip to the pacific northwest

Sweet report! Looks like you found a lot of cool stuff. I was recently up in the Columbia River Gorge (also on a family trip) and found many of the same species, however I had very limited time to search Rhyacotriton habitat and unfortunately dipped on those, how hard were they to find? Looks like a...
by AZherper
July 2nd, 2016, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking back on a May day in EKY
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Looking back on a May day in EKY

Wow, what a packed day! Awesome job, I especially love the sals.
by AZherper
July 2nd, 2016, 12:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Couple Pics from Az
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Re: A Couple Pics from Az

Nice post, great to see such young enthusiasm! I should note that, although I consider C.nigrescens a full species, the mere fact it renders several species para/polyphyletic is not sufficient to consider it a separate species. It is possible for new species to arise from within populations of one ...
by AZherper
July 2nd, 2016, 12:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Couple Pics from Az
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Re: A Couple Pics from Az

I used to think the same thing, but my understanding of evolution, taxonomy, and the definition of a species have changed (about the same time that I came to this thinking, someone else published on the very same topic in Zootaxa). Both logically and by definition, the argument fails. Sexual specie...
by AZherper
June 30th, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Couple Pics from Az
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Re: A Couple Pics from Az

You seem to have rounded up a few of the harder to find/marginal-US species. Good job! I see you caught to revision of Gastrophryne , although you use both names. The black-tail is just plain Crotalus molossus now, with Chihuahuan Desert [more or less] animals being Crotalus ornatus . I wish you lu...
by AZherper
June 30th, 2016, 4:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Couple Pics from Az
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

A Couple Pics from Az

Hey All, I've lurked on this forum for a couple years now, and thought I'd introduce myself and contribute a post of my own. I'm seventeen and based in Tucson, Arizona. I've had my driver's license for about a year, and have been lucky to be able to get out and find some great herps in that time. Wi...
by AZherper
September 18th, 2015, 5:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeastern Arizona Trip... snakes and toads
Replies: 5
Views: 2306

Re: Southeastern Arizona Trip... snakes and toads

Looks like a successful first trip to Az!
You found some good stuff, especially the coral, they're cool snakes.
And your scorpion looks like Hoffmanius spinigerus (formerly Vaejovis spinigerus).
All the best, Jules
by AZherper
September 16th, 2015, 11:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are your favorite shots from this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 3290

Re: What are your favorite shots from this year?

Just a couple from this summer Arizona, I've seen much more but have yet to upload pictures. Sorry, this is my first post on the forum and I'm not sure if I'm formatting this correctly. Senticolis triaspis intermedia: \f0\fs40 \cf2 \cb3 \expnd0\expndtw0\kerning0 \outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2 https:/...