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by Jeroen Speybroeck
February 7th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Corsica 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 5398

Re: trip report Corsica 2018

Kookamongus wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 11:07 am
Love the brook newts the most, will be taking a trip down there this summer, lets hope google maps does not fail me
Why would it? I'm actually going back myself too (second half of August), this time with my kids.
by Jeroen Speybroeck
January 16th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI Costa Rica with Family
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: RFI Costa Rica with Family

May not answer too much of your questions, but this is the best thing I can think of for CR + family =>
https://www.gertjanverspui.com/trip-rep ... mmer-2015/
by Jeroen Speybroeck
January 4th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lyciasalamandra frenzy - SW Turkey, December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Lyciasalamandra frenzy - SW Turkey, December 2018

Below some appetizers for the trip report => https://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=95 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jfSPYRFptDfoqyghm6FMBkxxcJ1jnayc0rMOzuduqarpYboTFgcakXoiPZTiVUl3RxpjFToZK3CYwM8h54bf2_gNyzQnwZqb18B5dkdy-Hv-zmgX09DrnL-sor91SNIbxdLtHQtWS4pBioyxLzpc1eaYoITFYvVcWCU7e2TBY...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 25th, 2018, 3:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: old story about taxonomic adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Re: old story about taxonomic adventure

Well done! :thumb:
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 21st, 2018, 3:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Egypt trip in January
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Re: Egypt trip in January

Not the most popular herping destination and presumably a bad time of the year to go there, is the best I can offer.

Check this out if you haven't yet.
https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Reptiles-A ... 9774249798
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 12th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 3792

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Been looking forward to this, as it wasn't too long ago that I was checking out your EOY 2017 again. What a year, again rich in quantity and quality!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 1st, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Yucatan Peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Re: trip report Yucatan Peninsula

Thanks, Bill, and good to see you still pass through here from time to time!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 29th, 2018, 3:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Toad ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 2952

Re: Arizona Toad ID?

Yeah, the smaller ones don't have those massive parotoid glands etc. The eye and glands, however, immediately put you in the Bufonidae, with not too many other options in that area.
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 28th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Yucatan Peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Re: trip report Yucatan Peninsula

Thanks, Jimi. Yeah, our little gamble paid off pretty well. Still not too sure when I will be able to travel some more, but I'll let you know through here. ;)
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 28th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Toad ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 2952

Re: Arizona Toad ID?

Sonoran desert toad (Incilius alvarius)
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 28th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Yucatan Peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Re: trip report Yucatan Peninsula

Thanks!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 22nd, 2018, 4:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Yucatan Peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

trip report Yucatan Peninsula

Had a short but wonderful trip to Mexico. Full report is here => https://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=94 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pGaRoU7ed1yaDT3ALQg3bqPpEBggAbIiEQZH_U4lK_kxFG0bLOEFVQMHV_nRSUAB-8AbTRyNv5iHVabEbdsieWhqDWwcSr61oWmfABBDR40gmlx4cROdaitL1SChS_lNS8ijjzYd9hsSg-YebISZR...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 13th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 16
Views: 8315

Re: Costa Rica

I will just go off topic to say that I love how Jimi keeps taking the time to write useful and helpful replies to such request. :thumb:
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 7th, 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yucatan mysteries
Replies: 7
Views: 6627

Re: Yucatan mysteries

So you changed from a beggar to a researcher. Trust everyone, it works out better in the long run. Books work really good too. can you read? Ooops, was that rude, or just a stupid question? "mama says, stupid is, is what stupid dues." DOR, who bit you? I thought my reply was friendly? Please read t...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 7th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yucatan mysteries
Replies: 7
Views: 6627

Re: Yucatan mysteries

From top-to-top and side-to-side, but number 4 is unknown, so i skipped that one. But the rest are too easy. The first is a rose-bellied lizard, second and so forth a stream Anole. Brown Anole, Forest Cloudy anole, Rose-cheeked Mud Turtle, Common Costa Rican Mud Turtle, Stream Anole, and finally a ...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 6th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yucatan mysteries
Replies: 7
Views: 6627

Yucatan mysteries

Can anyone help IDing some tough ones from the Yucatan peninsula?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/1oSvQfLy3UYRYofk9
Feel free to forward the link.
by Jeroen Speybroeck
September 26th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Ecuador (Part 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 11197

Re: Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Ecuador (Part 2)

Nice! Do you have other shots of the Hemiphractus, showing the offspring a bit more...?
by Jeroen Speybroeck
September 21st, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Banded Krait in Hong Kong
Replies: 4
Views: 8421

Re: Banded Krait in Hong Kong

Epic species, thanks!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
September 4th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Corsica 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 5398

Re: trip report Corsica 2018

Many thanks, gentlement! Yes, Jimi, one of the main reasons why Corsica is so attractive is that you have mountain tops and coastal maquis within an hour or less of driving from each other. Love it… The herping downside is that the snake list is very short (2 species only and no venomous). Their Fre...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
September 4th, 2018, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Corsica 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 5398

trip report Corsica 2018

Here's the full report ===> https://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=92 Some teasers below. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/11pDHmk-NvPjJoIrwRfDf2CNtTWKnmoEHmHYFROG_Ec7v3E-l8L7VFm_7x0JYt4bJE4eB_YWSLHPANcDHr9eqSa0TWm9KNuz6EGToMHX3Fq7sP-RiA9neKHtoWAtuGFUaDWnSzILEnL70MkAucSiaGL4iiHGxL-5Hlg96P...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
August 1st, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 1: Around Kuching
Replies: 9
Views: 4300

Re: Back to Borneo, part 1: Around Kuching

I am such a fan of your reports....! The fact that they are full of tasty herps helps of course, but the narrative is always such a pleasure to read. Thanks!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
June 27th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early Summer Herping - Ontario, Appalachians, Illinois
Replies: 5
Views: 4432

Re: Early Summer Herping - Ontario, Appalachians, Illinois

Great species array! Love those woods....
by Jeroen Speybroeck
May 6th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2
Replies: 5
Views: 3683

Re: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2

Great stuff, loved the vid too!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
May 5th, 2018, 1:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sarawak and Peninsular. Part3
Replies: 1
Views: 2644

Re: Sarawak and Peninsular. Part3

Much enjoyed, thanks!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 23rd, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Morocco - April 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2302

Re: trip report Morocco - April 2018

Thanks, Jeff! It wasn't too bad, guess I'm spoiled... :mrgreen:
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 18th, 2018, 5:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Morocco - April 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2302

trip report Morocco - April 2018

Ventured into a to me largely unknown continent and had a suboptimal but still pleasant trip. Here’s the full report ===> https://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=90 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TTt3taN_jx3T8Xb4oC85nGPBEqLyA-xGDhR9KsXl65Gn1r8cz12zjNNXyjx4yQpvXYXfnatLzgSSZoDgnXngemtWMNag...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 17th, 2018, 11:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A reintroduction and a C. cerberus menagerie
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: A reintroduction and a C. cerberus menagerie

The main target when I will revisit AZ, so :shock: :thumb:
by Jeroen Speybroeck
February 4th, 2018, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: No party like an Ambystoma party
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Re: No party like an Ambystoma party

Thanks for that! On top of my list if I make it back to the US some day ...!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
January 18th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4 days and 3 nights in Northeastern Colombia Part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 3155

Re: 4 days and 3 nights in Northeastern Colombia Part 1

Josh Holbrook wrote:That phimophis is great!
Agreed!!! I think mussurana refers to Clelia species, but thanks for your post!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
January 16th, 2018, 2:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 - Texas/Louisiana: Pop Milk!
Replies: 9
Views: 3682

Re: 2017 - Texas/Louisiana: Pop Milk!

Well... That was great again! Thanks a lot, Kyle, and congrats on the alterna!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
January 1st, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Images of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3733

Re: Favorite Images of 2017

Such a treat! Mating flaviceps??? :shock: :shock: :shock:
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 22nd, 2017, 1:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: catching up - 3 summer reports
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

Re: catching up - 3 summer reports

Hey Jimi, I know people around here tend to dislike linking away from the forum itself (never understood why...), but that's where you'll find some answers. ;) NW Spain is beautiful. Not too many snake species, but the variability within Vipera seoanei is ridiculous. In terms of fire salamander dens...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 21st, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: catching up - 3 summer reports
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

catching up - 3 summer reports

Catching up with reports of trips to northwestern Spain , Lorraine and the Pyrenees . https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZnG__POa9Q07op5yvtkL1K9Qq4wLJN_BuQjJww2vJZ_ThNQpAjBU0OZM7LSGBNxap_6OFJXZfcW3TR2XmBTwe0JXIAZmdEyh1lV66FcgD737NtImEPegbhnJYq87KCPLSNluWNfpYkzz_j7s16tVFbvSBGWAyx8-VSQhRHdXgspDemmlIQ8q...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
October 11th, 2017, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Summer Endemics
Replies: 9
Views: 3739

Re: Some Summer Endemics

100 salamander species! :shock: :thumb:
Great post!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
October 5th, 2017, 4:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan: 2018 Recap
Replies: 5
Views: 2708

Re: Michigan: 2018 Recap

Nice, nice, nice! Love the 'dusty' hognose head - such an ancient feel about it...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
September 13th, 2017, 1:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 128757

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

This is laughable: There are no scientifically reliable ways to accurately estimate reptile population's Abundance is probably the least useful and hardest-to-obtain wildlife demographic parameter out there. But with good design, adequate effort and suitable data, and appropriate analysis (choice o...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
September 8th, 2017, 3:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 128757

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

You mention the ‘precautionary principle’ so can you tell me about it? Very simple. You don't need to know whether the population is in sufficient health (by gaining knowledge on population dynamics, allele diversity and whatnot) to deal with take, if you leave it alone. The average status of repti...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
September 8th, 2017, 3:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 128757

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

Jeroea, An additional clarification: There is a basic principle of populations that explains why species tend to remain at equilibrium and neither increase or decrease in an appreciable manner. An example I have given in the past is that despite worms having exceeding high reproductive rates, we do...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
September 6th, 2017, 2:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 128757

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

Reproduction creates a surplus. Thus, renewable wildlife resources can withstand some level of take and remain as sustainable populations. Given natural and 'less natural' conditions and pressures, populations may grow, stay more or less equally sized, or shrink. Generalizing that all/most populati...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
August 10th, 2017, 10:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: asking for identifying what species that i found
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: asking for identifying what species that i found

Went into a different thread.
by Jeroen Speybroeck
July 5th, 2017, 5:40 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 18
Views: 8131

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

One of the problems is species are kind of fluid in some groups to begin with. Sure. Biota don't care about our obsession to sort things into categories by less than waterproof criteria. If genetically things can't be told apart, even though they look different, maybe we should use "phases" instead...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
June 25th, 2017, 12:59 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 18
Views: 8131

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

I believe we were discussing the general concept, not its application to a single taxon/group. Unless you want to allow definitions to differ between taxa and continents, knowledge of certain specific taxa or experience in a certain part of the world are of limited value. You should deem yourself lu...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
June 24th, 2017, 5:24 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 18
Views: 8131

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

"These 'significant differences' do not have to be apparent in every single specimen - some may look like the typical specimens of a different subspecies." :lol: OK, I will disagree a little...the distinct characteristic of a subspecies will ALWAYS be externally present within every individual of t...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
June 23rd, 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 18
Views: 8131

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

"For me, a subspecies is a population within a population that has some significant differences from other populations within the population." BAM...you nailed it, but I would add that the significant difference consists of characteristics that are peculiar to that subspecies and are found everywhe...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
June 15th, 2017, 6:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Romania 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: Romania 2017

RenoBart wrote:I like your t-shirts!
:mrgreen:

They show drawings made for our book.
http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... 16&t=23502

You can buy them here.
https://www.redbubble.com/people/IlianVelikov/shop

Or am I violating forum policy now........?
by Jeroen Speybroeck
June 12th, 2017, 6:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some snakes from Taiwan
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Re: Some snakes from Taiwan

Impressive!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
May 22nd, 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Ghats, India
Replies: 9
Views: 2868

Re: Western Ghats, India

Your photos are (again) so nice! Too bad it's no picnic to herp there, 'cause I'll just have to go there someday myself......
by Jeroen Speybroeck
May 17th, 2017, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia - East and West. 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3316

Re: Malaysia 2017.

I did hope the orange spider at Kubah may be 'davidbowie' but from what I could see the distribution was wrong. Some sources report it as being a West Malaysian species? My understanding is that it was described from a specimen in Cameron Highlands but is now considered to be widespread. For exampl...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
May 17th, 2017, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia 2017, part 5: Kubah National Park
Replies: 14
Views: 6275

Re: Malaysia 2017, part 5: Kubah National Park

orionmystery wrote:You already knew what happened to my recent trip there! :x :x :x sob sob sob.
What's that? Something other herpers should be vigilant for...?