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by Lardman
November 17th, 2021, 10:21 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Calamaria of Borneo
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Calamaria of Borneo

Although not a book (which is what the ‘Reading Room’ sub-forum usually deals with), the free phone app “Calamaria of Borneo” is essentially a field guide. Available for Android as well as iOS, it helps you to identify the 21 species of sometimes overlooked and often mis-identified Calamaria spp. (r...
by Lardman
August 2nd, 2012, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #47: Family Night in the Jungle
Replies: 13
Views: 5598

Re: Borneo Dispatches #47: Family Night in the Jungle

Hans, The tree frog with the red webbing is Rhacophorus pardalis. And your natricine is almost certainly a Xenochrophis maculatus; not Amphiesma sarawacense. Juvenile maculatus are that colorful; adults are more drab. (I assume that your snake had no striking checkerboard-pattern on the belly? That'...
by Lardman
July 16th, 2012, 2:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Snake ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: Borneo Snake ID, please!

Hans, there's really nothing to add - you nailed it.

/Bjorn
by Lardman
June 23rd, 2012, 1:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is this Boiga cynodon?
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: Is this Boiga cynodon?

Hans, you're indeed right - it is a B. cynodon. As I wrote in your recent post featuring shots of a juvenile specimen D.O.R., some (or even all??) subadults may have a olive-grey "basic" color (and then the usual darker crossbands etc.) In addition, B. cynodon is THE Bornean Boiga sp. known to often...
by Lardman
June 13th, 2012, 2:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #41: Dulce et decorum est...
Replies: 16
Views: 7403

Re: Borneo Dispatches #41: Dulce et decorum est...

Hans, regarding your notion, "I've heard that the Blue Corals in Sabah are of a very intense blue - sky blue, in fact." -- Aren't you mixing it up with specimens from West Malaysia (and Singapore, Southern Thailand)? The subspecies occuring there can indeed be a bright sky blue on the lower sides bu...
by Lardman
June 13th, 2012, 2:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #42: The Reluctant Naja Nemesis
Replies: 27
Views: 7885

Re: Borneo Dispatches #42: The Reluctant Naja Nemesis

Hans, I've caught a couple of these guys in Sabah and Sarawak, and while all of them hooded when provoked sufficiently, I have yet to see one "spit". None of them were inclined to strike; it was more the usual threat display. While you might be drooling from sheer joy while socializing with these co...
by Lardman
June 10th, 2012, 2:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #41: Dulce et decorum est...
Replies: 16
Views: 7403

Re: Borneo Dispatches #41: Dulce et decorum est...

Actually, that Boiga is a B. cynodon. The juveniles look like that - quite different from the adults - across much of their range (at least the Malay peninsula, Borneo, and Bali). They don't seem to attain the warmer, salmon-tan color, with black and yellowish crossbands, until they reach a fairly l...
by Lardman
May 3rd, 2012, 2:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another ID please. Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo.
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Another ID please. Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo.

That's a Dryophiops rubescens. Nice find.

/Bjorn
by Lardman
March 16th, 2012, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Malay Archipelago
Replies: 22
Views: 6298

Re: Herping the Malay Archipelago

Encik Kura-kura, Regarding your two snakes w/o ID: The roadkill looks like Coelognathus flavolineatus. That olive-colored neck and dirty-white upper labials, and a tendency for some dark spots ventrally, gives it away. They vary quite a bit in coloration though; I've seen one (adult too) that was ye...
by Lardman
March 14th, 2012, 2:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another Borneo Snake ID, please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1653

Re: Yet another Borneo Snake ID, please!

Oh, right - sorry for my somewhat senile generic assignment. I have a hard to keep up with all name changes back and forth. But to backtrack a bit: as for making the initial ID that we're dealing with a slug snake (as opposed to e.g. Stegonotus), check those cool chin shields. Fused and asymmetric; ...
by Lardman
March 14th, 2012, 12:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another Borneo Snake ID, please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1653

Re: Yet another Borneo Snake ID, please!

Hans, That's a Pareas laevis, judging from the ventral count (although the cloaca is hidden in your photo so hard to arrive at an exact figure), the number of upper labials, and what seems to be just one scale between the eye and the nostril. Also the coloration fits. Those characters all fit P. lae...