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by Keeper
September 18th, 2018, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan 2017 roundup
Replies: 8
Views: 14460

Re: Taiwan 2017 roundup

Nice post with amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!

That Sinonatrix is definatly S. annularis, given the clear ventral bands and reddish coloration on the venter. I heard they are very rare in Taiwan now, you are very lucky!

Kai
by Keeper
October 19th, 2017, 11:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2017: Eastern Tibet and Hengduan Mountain Region
Replies: 1
Views: 2295

China 2017: Eastern Tibet and Hengduan Mountain Region

Another trip to Southwest China. Focusing on the agamid of the genus Japalura this time, most of my sites are at high elevation: above 2000m in most cases. Therefore, the diversity is relatively low comparing to my previous trips to the lowland tropics in southwestern Yunnan Province. Nevertheless,...
by Keeper
December 24th, 2016, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 5235

Re: 2016 Year in Review

Awesome shots! Love the one for juvenile American crocodiles. Thanks for sharing

Cheers

Kai
by Keeper
December 20th, 2016, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibians of Gaoligong Mountains in SW Yunnan, China
Replies: 2
Views: 2956

Re: Amphibians of Gaoligong Mountains in SW Yunnan, China

Nice finds! I appreciate the fact that you included some calling frogs, as few things bring me greater peace than to hear a chorus of frogs at night. That Hyla annectans looks very similar to our Hyla andersonii (Pine Barrens Treefrog), yet it sounds almost identical to Hyla squirella (Squirrel Tre...
by Keeper
December 13th, 2016, 11:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibians of Gaoligong Mountains in SW Yunnan, China
Replies: 2
Views: 2956

Amphibians of Gaoligong Mountains in SW Yunnan, China

A short video for some species I saw this past summer.

Hope you enjoy (sorry for my shaky hands lol)

Cheers

Kai

by Keeper
November 22nd, 2016, 11:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Namibian Field Herping Trip November 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 9822

Re: Namibian Field Herping Trip November 2016

Thanks for sharing! :thumb: Amazing photos!
by Keeper
October 28th, 2016, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tibet and Yunnan 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 4354

Re: Tibet and Yunnan 2016

Some views of the habitats~~ Gaoligong Mountains National Nature Reserve https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8582/29915323594_593d7f096f_k.jpg _DSC1240 by Kai Wang , 於 Flickr Tropical areas in SW Yunnan Province close to Myanmar https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8411/30239303936_128a0091e8_k.jpg _DSC0941 1.25...
by Keeper
October 28th, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tibet and Yunnan 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 4354

Re: Tibet and Yunnan 2016

mtratcliffe wrote:Great shots from an under-represented part of the world! Those giant newts are impressive.
Thank you so much! :D
by Keeper
October 15th, 2016, 10:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tibet and Yunnan 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 4354

Tibet and Yunnan 2016

Another successful field season in the Himalaya and Yunnan. Here are some selected photos from the trip, hope you enjoy :) Tylototriton verrucosus https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7498/30239305346_84c37471e3_k.jpg _DSC1198 by Kai Wang , 於 Flickr Japalura iadina https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5559/302392...
by Keeper
October 15th, 2016, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes from Taiwan, May-September 2016.
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Re: Snakes from Taiwan, May-September 2016.

Very nice! Thanks for sharing :thumb: :)
by Keeper
April 23rd, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White Spotted Slug Snake
Replies: 8
Views: 3038

Re: White Spotted Slug Snake

LouB747 wrote:Thanks for taking the time to watch. Understand fairly common. That's the great part about herping somewhere new, everything is a lifer. Even the common stuff.
Indeed! Common but still very cool! Thanks for sharing :)

Kai
by Keeper
April 23rd, 2016, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Week in Norcal - April 8-16
Replies: 9
Views: 4544

Re: A Week in Norcal - April 8-16

Nice! Thanks for sharing :D

Kai
by Keeper
April 22nd, 2016, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan Lizard ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Re: Taiwan Lizard ID

Mike, It looks like Japalura polygonata, can you tell me where in Taiwan it was photographed? It would help to better identify it. -Paul The enlarged dorsal scales between dorsolateral stripes appear to be arranged in "V" shaped ridges, which is a diagnostic character for J. swinhonis . I think it ...
by Keeper
February 8th, 2016, 10:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien
Replies: 11
Views: 6489

Re: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomt

Really NICE! Thanks for sharing! :D

Kai
by Keeper
February 8th, 2016, 10:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4183

Re: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015

Thanks for sharing!

I will do some fieldworks in Oklahoma this coming Spring, look forward to see some of these "hot" snakes soon! :D

Cheers

Kai
by Keeper
January 30th, 2016, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet
Replies: 12
Views: 6519

Re: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet

Thanks for posting, great stuff! I really appreciated that you put in habitat photos for the different animals. What were the elevations where you were seeing the Batrachuperus karlschmidti, and do you have any habitat photos for them you would be able to share? Mike It was found above 3000m, in re...
by Keeper
December 18th, 2015, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Peninsula Malaysia post
Replies: 13
Views: 6897

Re: Another Peninsula Malaysia post

Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing! :D

For the tortoise, I do think it is a Manouria impressa based on the head shape.

Cheers

Kai
by Keeper
December 13th, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4853

Re: Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015

Awesome place and cool herps! Thanks for sharing :D
Kai
by Keeper
December 4th, 2015, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guangxi huge snake
Replies: 7
Views: 3080

Re: Guangxi huge snake

The whole story is fake and made up... The picture was taken in SE Asia, and there are multiple versions of the fake story on the Chinese social media, with location ranging from Guangxi to Dongbei.
by Keeper
November 27th, 2015, 12:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SurfinHerp's Hawaiian Summer Vacation 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3253

Re: SurfinHerp's Hawaiian Summer Vacation 2015

Thanks for sharing!
It is both "cool" and sad to see all these invasive herps (not including the native sea turtle) in Hawaii...
by Keeper
November 25th, 2015, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet
Replies: 12
Views: 6519

Re: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet

Noah M wrote:This was really fun to look through, esp. the Tibetan stuff.
Thanks :)
by Keeper
November 25th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet
Replies: 12
Views: 6519

Re: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet

chrish wrote:Outstanding! The Chinese amphibs are neat but the Tibetan stuff is really amazing.

Thanks for posting this.
:D
by Keeper
November 25th, 2015, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet
Replies: 12
Views: 6519

Re: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet

Absolutely wonderful. I'm interested by the Scutiger, they are typically high altitude correct? What sort of temperatures would have to endure? Are they diggers or are they always around streams? Great shots of species we never get to see on here. Thanks for sharing. Nick Hi Nick Thanks for your co...
by Keeper
November 21st, 2015, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet
Replies: 12
Views: 6519

Re: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet

Unlike my previous trips to Tibet, we focused on the high elevation regions in eastern Tibet and parts of the Hengduan Mountain Ranges. Although we definitely got fewer species compare to 2012 and 2013, the ones we got were mostly endemic and really cool! Scutiger boulengeri https://farm6.staticfli...
by Keeper
November 21st, 2015, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet
Replies: 12
Views: 6519

China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet

Had a relatively short trip this summer: about two weeks in western Yunnan and one and half month in eastern Tibet. Because of the limited time, I did not find as many species as I would love to in western Yunnan, especially given the rich diversity of the area. Mostly common species, nothing really...
by Keeper
November 18th, 2015, 12:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Keelback Snake
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Re: Tiger Keelback Snake

Awesome stuff! Thanks for sharing. :)

Cheers

Kai
by Keeper
November 18th, 2015, 12:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID: Is this an Asiatic Toad
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Re: ID: Is this an Asiatic Toad

It is a Bufo gargarizans. The species is co-distributed with Duttaphrynus melanostictus in many parts of China, but it differs from the latter by the absence of distinct bony ridges on the dorsal head. Bufo gargarizans is surly a complex that consists of many cryptic lineages, yet due to conservativ...
by Keeper
September 18th, 2015, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo
Replies: 13
Views: 5146

Re: Borneo

Awesome photos and herps! Love the Gonocephelus!

Cheers

Kai
by Keeper
September 11th, 2015, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June 29~30 2015, Taiwan.
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

Re: June 29~30 2015, Taiwan.

Awesome stuff! Love the shot of the the predation event!
:thumb:
Cheers

Kai
by Keeper
August 29th, 2015, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bangladesh Python Project July 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 6522

Re: Bangladesh Python Project July 2015

Great stuff! Love your photos!

Cheers

Kai
by Keeper
July 28th, 2015, 9:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 26
Views: 10180

Re: A week in the United Arab Emirates

AWESOME Photos! Thanks for sharing :)
Kai
by Keeper
April 15th, 2015, 1:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 9182

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

What a neat trip! Love the plants
by Keeper
April 15th, 2015, 1:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Like stars in the night - an evening on a Thai mountain
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

Re: Like stars in the night - an evening on a Thai mountain

Really cool! A lot of interesting species! Thanks for sharing.
Kai
by Keeper
April 10th, 2015, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Travel tips Yunnan (Southwest China)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2442

Re: Travel tips Yunnan (Southwest China)?

Hi Tim, turns out that with exception of the title, the book is only in Chinese, hence not very helpful to me. We now booked a hotel in the Old Town of Dali as well and I was hoping that you may have some more specific tips about which places might be good to go to? Anything close enough to get the...
by Keeper
February 24th, 2015, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Honeymoon herping - Thailand and Malaysia 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4806

Re: Honeymoon herping - Thailand and Malaysia 2014

Thanks for sharing with us! Awesome herping trip!
Cheers
Kai
by Keeper
February 3rd, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5174

Re: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015

Great stuffs! Love those turtles!
:thumb:
by Keeper
February 3rd, 2015, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Travel tips Yunnan (Southwest China)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2442

Re: Travel tips Yunnan (Southwest China)?

Hi Phillip,
I will be in Yunnan from early April to mid-May. If your plan is changeable, maybe we could herp around together. I am bilingual and know the area well.
Will PM u my email and we can discuss details there.

Best
Kai
by Keeper
November 3rd, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco Herptrip 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 7215

Re: Morocco Herptrip 2014

What an incredible trip! Nicely done!
Thanks for sharing. :)
by Keeper
October 30th, 2014, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ontario Herping & Nature Images 2013-14
Replies: 19
Views: 8455

Re: Ontario Herping & Nature Images 2013-14

Great photos and beautiful wildlife! Thanks for sharing :)
Kai
by Keeper
September 28th, 2014, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Yunnan 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6872

Re: Southern Yunnan 2014

Tuataurifer wrote:Fantastic thread! You dont by chance have habitat shots of the first Tylototriton do you? Would love to see those if you do.
I do, but that will be used for a publication. Once the paper is out I will let you know. :)
Cheers
Kai
by Keeper
September 28th, 2014, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Yunnan 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6872

Re: Southern Yunnan 2014

chrish wrote:Great photos of some really neat stuff.

But the most "interesting" photo is that STD poster :shock: ! If they posted that somewhere in public in the US, there would be protests in the street!
lol that's indeed true! I was wandering why nobody comment about that SDT photos haha
by Keeper
September 21st, 2014, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5380

Re: Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo 2014

Great photos for both herps and other wildlife! :thumb: :D
by Keeper
September 18th, 2014, 10:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Yunnan 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6872

Re: Southern Yunnan 2014

The last stop of the trip, Fenshuiling Nature Reserve at the China-Vietnam border. Like Daweishan, it also had good sub-tropical forests, and as I chatted with locals, it seemed like the herptiles here were more abundant than Daweishan. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3845/15272051122_90a6c1c146_z.jp...
by Keeper
September 18th, 2014, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Trip with the Bangladesh Python Project - all pics up!
Replies: 27
Views: 12517

Re: My Trip with the Bangladesh Python Project - tortoise pi

Great trip and exciting photos! Thanks for sharing! :) Not 100% familiar with all the Indian herptiles, but I don't think this juvenile Rhabdophis specimen is R. himalayanus . Part 3 of the trip report is published today. In this part I focused on our interactions with Bangladeshis and the contribut...
by Keeper
September 17th, 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Yunnan 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6872

Re: Southern Yunnan 2014

Very cool pictures! Love the last one especially! Astounding to find those high densities of T. gumprechti . May I ask what time of the year was this? I've found high densities of snakes only in early spring, mating season or end of the season. With kind regards, Tim Thanks for your comment :) That...
by Keeper
September 17th, 2014, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Yunnan 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6872

Re: Southern Yunnan 2014

The third stop, Daweishan Natural Reserve at Pingbian. We only stayed there for one night, and given that the herping results are not that bad. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/15086977638_af92969008_z.jpg interesting slug https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/15086976797_37c201bda3_z.jpg gigantic ...
by Keeper
September 17th, 2014, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Yunnan 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6872

Southern Yunnan 2014

With the generous funding supports from CHS and MHS, I went back to my home province, Yunnan, for a little project, and I took the chance and did some herping along the trip. First stop, Gejiu and Mengzi As the major mining sites for tin and coal in China, the subsequent deforestation destroyed most...
by Keeper
September 16th, 2014, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia travels - Central & South China and Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 7204

Re: Asia travels - Central & South China and Japan

Some Kaloula verrucosa that I photographed this summer in Honghe Prefecture of Southern Yunnan. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5581/15075259008_a48a3b3448_z.jpg Flickr 上 Wang Kai王剀 的 DSC_9509 https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3856/15075129270_a96b86a68f_z.jpg Flickr 上 Wang Kai王剀 的 DSC_7858
by Keeper
April 24th, 2014, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vietnam 2013: Part 4 (series finale)
Replies: 9
Views: 3391

Re: Vietnam 2013: Part 4 (series finale)

Continued from Part 3 For our final few days at Pu Mat National Park we decided to venture into some old-growth forest. Along the way we encountered this crew working on improving the road. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7101/13961835435_dbf3e4f0b1_b.jpg Our guide stands at the edge of the road and...
by Keeper
April 7th, 2014, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lets See Some Green Snakes
Replies: 36
Views: 10432

Re: Lets See Some Green Snakes

Both from Yunnan, China
Rhadinophis prasinum
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Pytas nigromarginatus
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