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by Nightsnakeman
January 23rd, 2013, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Impossible Mount Diablo lizard ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 3134

Re: Impossible Mount Diablo lizard ID?

I don't see a reason why NAL couldn't live there. I flipped a medium sized SAL about midway up the mtn. I've seen horned lizards in the chaparral near the top of the mtn. NAL probably exist in some of the cooler and wetter parts of the mountain, probably on the west side.

Best Regards,
Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 23rd, 2013, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Major find
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: Another Major find

hellihooks wrote:We weren't actually in the desert... we were 'down the hill' in the inland valleys, and along the slopes of the San Bernardino Mts. Either way... about as far north as B.m.major can be found. :thumb: jim
Still, great finds!

Happy Herpin',
Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 22nd, 2013, 9:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Major find
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: Another Major find

Calfirecap wrote:Very cool, especially the Slender Salamander in the desert.
Good point!

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 22nd, 2013, 8:17 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report
Replies: 78
Views: 67624

Re: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report

This sounds like a great project. Are you needing range maps or species accounts for the book? I'm mainly into Plethodontid salamanders, but I enjoy all species of herp. Will you be needing information down to the subspecies level? I know some good localities with relatively uncommon species where y...
by Nightsnakeman
January 22nd, 2013, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forest Park Wildlife Report
Replies: 17
Views: 4854

Re: Forest Park Wildlife Report

sonora wrote:The "Aneides" pictured on the caudata forum link looks like P. dunni.
Me too. I thought about it for a while, but I can vaguely see webbed toes, is this my imagination? The stripe also looks to patchy to be Plethodon dunni. You definitely have a good point though.

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 22nd, 2013, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Habitat Segregation in Elgaria sp. (Seeking Opinions)
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: Habitat Segregation in Elgaria sp. (Seeking Opinions)

Hello PNWHerper! I've seen what most others have seen, that NALs occur in damper areas. I know several sites near Hwy 9, near Skyline Ridge, where the two occur in sympatry. SAL tend to favor oak woodland, where NAL prefer redwood/douglas fir forests. Where the two forest types mix, is where they ca...
by Nightsnakeman
January 22nd, 2013, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hmm....Is this significant?
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Hmm....Is this significant?

The date that the frog was found on was July 10, 2011. The time was around 11:00 PM.
by Nightsnakeman
January 22nd, 2013, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hmm....Is this significant?
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Hmm....Is this significant?

Fundad wrote:Can we see the picture? :D
Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble with the camera. It's been acting up lately, but I'm sure it's just a matter of looking in the manual.

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 22nd, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Major find
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: Another Major find

Nice job! I love the gator' lizard pic! Keep it coming!

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 22nd, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hmm....Is this significant?
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Hmm....Is this significant?

Sorry for the confusion Phillodactylus! I was mentioning some people from outside the forum when I said that. Your theory is very realistic, considering it was in a residential area, where ponds could exist. You sound like a very knowledgeable individual Phil! I hope you took no offense! Thanks for ...
by Nightsnakeman
January 21st, 2013, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hmm....Is this significant?
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Hmm....Is this significant?

Yeah... I can't imagine any Ranid in that area... :shock: jim Me too. There was virtually no habitat that even could be suitable for terrestrial sp. I'm very convinced now that it is indeed a Bullfrog. I talked to a fellow herper who has seen a number of amphibians in that area, and he said that th...
by Nightsnakeman
January 21st, 2013, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reminder for those needing Help w/ identifying Batrachoseps
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: Reminder for those needing Help w/ identifying Batrachos

Great job, William! That should really help! It's about time we start seeing some more amphibian posts!

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 20th, 2013, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12
Replies: 105
Views: 15004

Re: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12

I'm not looking for localities, but could you explain about this "florescent" form of xanthoptica. This sounds very interesting, and to a Plethodontid nutjob like me, it's a dream come true! :)

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 20th, 2013, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hmm....Is this significant?
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Hmm....Is this significant?

Hello all! I was digging through my old field files and found something strange. In July (I am unaware of the date and time at this moment, but I will get it soon), I found a medium sized DOR frog, on a desert road about 3 mi. NW of Pioneertown, near Yucca Valley, CA. The frog had a rather ranid app...
by Nightsnakeman
January 20th, 2013, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake elevation limit?
Replies: 37
Views: 8137

Re: Kingsnake elevation limit?

Judging from what this person has posted at previous times, I don't see a single reason why anyone would want to lie about the elevation that an animal was found at. That doesn't mean he didn't pose the kingsnake in the tree for his Youtube video. I can imagine a Calking climbing around in a bush, b...
by Nightsnakeman
January 14th, 2013, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question About California Tiger Salamanders
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

Re: Question About California Tiger Salamanders

Thanks for the advice! Do you know what the penalty is for touching one?

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 13th, 2013, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question About California Tiger Salamanders
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

Question About California Tiger Salamanders

Here is a question thats answer is probably obvious, but I don't know it. Suppose, I'm herping in Contra Costa County. I come across a well traveled road. I find a California Tiger Salamander. I have some time without any cars to pass, and it will surely get run over if any do. I know Ambystoma cali...
by Nightsnakeman
January 11th, 2013, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Local Ensatina color and other ramblings.
Replies: 26
Views: 2939

Re: Local Ensatina color and other ramblings.

Hellihooks, those definitely appear to be oregonensis/platensis intergrades. That would be the area where I would expect intergrades between them. The coloration is one of the major identifiers for Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp., especially with intergrades. Good firsthand identification! Good luck Nig...
by Nightsnakeman
January 8th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12
Replies: 105
Views: 15004

Re: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12

Silly me! I didn't see the comma after the previous line! Honest mistake!

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
January 8th, 2013, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monterey County Species Records and Gaps
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Monterey County Species Records and Gaps

I definetly feel that xanthoptica/eschscholtzii intergrades do occur in extreme northern Monterey County. There are records that are listed as eschscholtzii , but are clearly intergrades (Record 97616). I myself have found about three individuals that appear to be intergrades (based on eye coloratio...
by Nightsnakeman
January 8th, 2013, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forest Park Wildlife Report
Replies: 17
Views: 4854

Re: Forest Park Wildlife Report

I'm not sure, but I do know where someone has confirmed that Clouded Salamanders exist within the park. The link is http://www.caudata.org/forum/f1173-advanced-newt-salamander-topics/f1159-fieldwork-fieldherping/f1160-field-herping-accounts/78494-giant-giant-salamanders.html. You have to go down the...
by Nightsnakeman
January 8th, 2013, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12
Replies: 105
Views: 15004

Re: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12

I saw on the NAHFA project information page that they were listing E.e. eschscholtzii as one of the species that have been documented in the project. The ones in the pictures you have posted likely represent a mixture of xanthoptica and eschscholtzii intergrades. I don't know if they come that far s...
by Nightsnakeman
January 7th, 2013, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some 'phibs!
Replies: 20
Views: 3817

Re: Some 'phibs!

Very nice finds. I've found some beautiful Ensatina morphs near Eureka and up in the community forest. The morphs get very beautiful where picta andoregonensis intergrade. The specimens in that area morphologically resemble ones from around Orick

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by Nightsnakeman
January 7th, 2013, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Local Ensatina color and other ramblings.
Replies: 26
Views: 2939

Re: Local Ensatina color and other ramblings.

Yes. I've observed this also. This is most likely because oregonensis intergrade with them in the majority of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The intergrades gradually mix in with the population and eventually, there are no more "pure" animals. I've found many populations with bright color around the Apto...
by Nightsnakeman
January 7th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12
Replies: 105
Views: 15004

Re: Santa Cruz Survey 11/12

Hello. I am new to this thread, but I am intersted that you have reported Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii. Can you give me some information on that? Thanks in advance!

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
October 8th, 2011, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species gaps by County
Replies: 64
Views: 21259

Re: Species gaps by County

I would think there would be more Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii from San Diego County. I'm surprised by that!

Nightsnakeman
by Nightsnakeman
July 13th, 2011, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert So Far.......
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Mojave Desert So Far.......

Today is the last day and since then we found 20 side-blotched lizards!!!! We also found a beautiful red racer and much more stuff. I will post images when I get back
by Nightsnakeman
July 8th, 2011, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert So Far.......
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Mojave Desert So Far.......

Tonight, we found; 1 Great Basin Gopher Snake 1 Mojave Rattlesnake 1 Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake Here is everything that we have seen on the trip so far : 3 Mojave Rattlesnake (1 DOR, 2 AOR) 2 Speckled Rattlesnake (2 AOR) 1 Great Basin Whiptail 3 Western Side-blotch Lizard 1 Great Basin Gopher Snake (1...
by Nightsnakeman
July 7th, 2011, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Desert So Far.......
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Mojave Desert So Far.......

The Mojave Desert has been a success so far! I am new to herping and I already have found four lifers in three days! :). My favorite snakes so far are the Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnakes, which I have found two of :)! The Mojave Rattlesnakes are cool too! When I get back I'll post some images! Ni...