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by FunkyRes
October 12th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: In search of the extinct
Replies: 0
Views: 7594

In search of the extinct

The Sooty Crayfish - Pacifastacus nigrescens Probably extinct. I'm going to look for it though in the Mt Diablo watershed while also looking for remnant Rana boylii next year. Last time I went to Mount Diablo looking for Rana boylii, only found Rana draytonii in the creeks I checked. It was a Bay Ar...
by FunkyRes
October 4th, 2018, 12:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 26
Views: 19892

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

Do rivularis prefer warmer and deeper water like torosa or cooler shallow water like granulosa? Though in that case it was indeed flowing water (which is all I've ever found torosa in). Torosa can still be found in the standing water of Tilden Regional Park, and historically (80s) I found them in t...
by FunkyRes
October 3rd, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rana pipiens vs Rana sphenocephala
Replies: 3
Views: 10024

Re: Rana pipiens vs Rana sphenocephala

Thanks!
by FunkyRes
October 2nd, 2018, 4:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 26
Views: 19892

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

Interesting. Don't have a reference, but I seem to recall on a phylogenetic tree, red-bellied are closer to rough-skinned than they are to california.
by FunkyRes
October 2nd, 2018, 4:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rana pipiens vs Rana sphenocephala
Replies: 3
Views: 10024

Rana pipiens vs Rana sphenocephala

Hello all - I am currently working on an article related to Rana pipiens. I was hoping end of September but realistically I am thinking beginning of November. What it is, it's a transcription of the original description in Fraktur German, the same text in modern script German (with few spelling upda...
by FunkyRes
September 30th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extensions in Marin?
Replies: 26
Views: 19892

Re: Range extensions in Marin?

Sometimes people release fire-bellied newts which could easily confused for red-bellied.
by FunkyRes
September 27th, 2018, 1:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Melanistic Snake Identification Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 17170

Re: Melanistic Snake Identification Needed

Thanks, Richard. I'm sure you're right. The tail length and shape is what concerned me most. Unfortunately, these are the best pictures available as the snake was released. Until seeing this snake, I hadn't realized how similar the two species are without the natural coloring. This leads me to ask ...
by FunkyRes
September 26th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Vector range map for Rana kauffeldi
Replies: 1
Views: 9521

Vector range map for Rana kauffeldi

In Feinberg, Newman, et. al. (2014) they have a figure showing the historic perception of leopard frogs along Atlantic Coast on the left, and updated on the right. I needed that image for something I'm working on - but in vector. The image in the article is bitmap, and to be honest - looks like it w...
by FunkyRes
September 8th, 2018, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Should we invalidate Pseudacris sierra?
Replies: 6
Views: 7687

Re: Should we invalidate Pseudacris sierra?

So I guess Hubbs changing to Trila Regilla books is out...
by FunkyRes
September 8th, 2018, 5:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a CC0 or equivalent Southern Leopard Frog
Replies: 1
Views: 6843

Need a CC0 or equivalent Southern Leopard Frog

Almost posted this in image lab but it's not really a question about photography methods... I'm working on a translation of the 1782 original description of Rana pipiens - which is actually in Fraktur script German (a blackletter / gothic script) But not just a translation, also including context, s...
by FunkyRes
August 17th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Should we invalidate Pseudacris sierra?
Replies: 6
Views: 7687

Should we invalidate Pseudacris sierra?

And by "we" I mean people who, like, have degrees and get published, not me. Hyla regilla was described by Baird and Girard in 1852, In the very same journal, Hallowell described Hyla scapularis - and the description, it seems pretty clear it is P. regilla complex to me, and I believe it is consider...
by FunkyRes
July 22nd, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Socal Skink ID Request
Replies: 11
Views: 6116

Re: Socal Skink ID Request

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6451473113_0c6a3c16b2_z.jpg Northern Brown Skink by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation , on Flickr I suspect that is Skilton's Skink. Any large ones retain that pattern, or do large all look like below? https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6111/6417106633_6d30...
by FunkyRes
June 27th, 2017, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 5403

Re: Documenting my Life List

you gotta take a photo or it don't count Brian seems to have missed the gold standard - you gotta pickle it for it to count. That's kind of what I'm looking for, I want photo vouchers no reasonable person would challenge as a correct ID for every species / subspecies I've encountered. Some on that ...
by FunkyRes
June 20th, 2017, 11:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 5403

Re: Documenting my Life List

Oh - there's a Racerunner and Eastern Fence Lizard from CO - I have pictures at home and can get geolocation so I can enter those if I didn't already.
by FunkyRes
June 20th, 2017, 11:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 5403

Documenting my Life List

I haven't been very good at entering records last few years in NAHERP. After my recent trip to AZ / Joshua Tree, I'm inspired to try to do a better job. I don't drive (Epilepsy) so herping outside of Redding is difficult, but I think if I make a goal to try and document every herp I've seen in the w...
by FunkyRes
June 20th, 2017, 9:01 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 18
Views: 9364

What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

Recently read a thread from about a year ago which I chose not to reply to because I didn't want to stir up the misogynistic stuff I don't have the right alleles for to find as funny. The thread (please don't respond there, let it die, make your own choice but please... http://www.fieldherpforum.com...
by FunkyRes
June 20th, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Basin whiptail ID confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: Great Basin whiptail ID confirmation

Just curious, why are you still using outdated subspecies? Are you suggesting that the use of subspecies themselves are outdated? I would disagree because I believe they give us a window into the speciation process. Mountain Garters and Wandering Garters have a broad integration zone in Oregon, ind...
by FunkyRes
June 20th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pyramid Lake Whiptails
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Re: Pyramid Lake Whiptails

by FunkyRes
June 20th, 2017, 8:56 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global Warming?
Replies: 47
Views: 19001

Re: Global Warming?

These debates seem to harden folks positions. I wonder rpecora, what evidence would convince you that anthropogenic climate change is real? On the other side of the coin, what would convince you monarchzman, that the climate is not changing or that its part of a natural cycle? I use to deny climate...
by FunkyRes
June 19th, 2017, 11:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Basin whiptail ID confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Great Basin whiptail ID confirmation

http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=281022

Can I get the subspecies ID verified on that record? Pyramid Lake on I5 in California

Thanks
by FunkyRes
June 19th, 2017, 10:05 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Please verify my NAFHA AZ records
Replies: 0
Views: 4042

Please verify my NAFHA AZ records

Spent a few days in AZ and would appreciate verification of my herp ID. I have not yet bothered to do subspecies level ID, if you know then please comment, I'll try add subspecies level later. First time herping AZ http://www.naherp.com/search.php?r_owner=25&r_country=1&r_state=38 8 records, most I ...
by FunkyRes
June 19th, 2017, 1:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist
Replies: 21
Views: 5802

Re: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist

I stopped submitting records. Use to use an eTrex Legend, via serial port. PC motherboard don't have serial ports anymore. There are adapters but getting them to work in Linux (my OS) hasn't always worked. Bought a USB Garmin. It worked until I lost the cable, and it seems Garmin requires a Garmin c...
by FunkyRes
June 19th, 2017, 1:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pyramid Lake Whiptails
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Pyramid Lake Whiptails

Pyramid Lake on I5 in the grapevine, anyone know the subspecies of A. tigris that occurs there?
by FunkyRes
May 21st, 2017, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 29
Views: 8029

Re: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps

In my youth, I found San Francisco Alligator Lizards in Tilden Regional Park (yes positive not Southern) In my youth, I found Coast Gartersnakes in San Pablo and Pinole In my youth, I found a single California Red-sided in Pinole The Cynops record is mine, locality was Tilden where pets are often re...
by FunkyRes
August 10th, 2015, 9:04 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Gray Wolves in California
Replies: 7
Views: 7813

Re: Gray Wolves in California

Fieldnotes wrote:I say, bring them on... I'd also like to see the re-establishment of Wolves and Grizzly Bears in the high Sierra Nevada.
I think California Grizzlies were more of a resident of the Oak Savannah in the valley than the Sierra's but I might be wrong.
by FunkyRes
July 27th, 2015, 10:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 29630

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

The LA pine would be "Hubbscommon"... :lol: But, seriously, I would call the LA Pine extremely secretive and occurring in low densities. If you can't find something it doesn't always mean its rare or imperiled. The CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife used to think Mtn Kings were rare, and I'm sure there a...
by FunkyRes
July 27th, 2015, 5:02 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 29630

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

I can go to a museum and know where to find a particular old book or antique...
by FunkyRes
July 27th, 2015, 8:02 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 29630

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

That I would agree with. A population / species should not be declared "rare" unless science can demonstrate a severe population crash that the population / species may not be able to recover from without remedial help (resolving the cause the crash, and if necessary, population management)
by FunkyRes
July 27th, 2015, 3:25 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Gray Wolves in California
Replies: 7
Views: 7813

Gray Wolves in California

http://dfw.state.or.us/Wolves/population.asp That's the 2014 activity map of Gray Wolves in the State of Oregon. At the end of 2014 there were 77 confirmed Gray Wolves in the state, estimated that there likely were 90 to 95 actual wolves. They can't count every wolf as wolves that are not collared w...
by FunkyRes
July 27th, 2015, 12:55 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 29630

"Rare" herp in the United States

Split off from another thread as it was off topic to that thread. The other thread : http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22341 -=- I would only have one disagreement with what you just said Richard. The word "rare" never applies to U.S. herps ever...We do not have any rare herps ...
by FunkyRes
July 27th, 2015, 12:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 8580

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

See above
by FunkyRes
July 27th, 2015, 12:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 8580

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

Response on subject of a "rare" US herp - off topic to this thread :

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... 20&t=22355
by FunkyRes
July 23rd, 2015, 10:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 8580

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

How communal are Rubber Boas? I have only ever had two specimens, both of which I kept, when I was in my teens. I had a male I collected in West Contra County near Richmond, CA - possibly within the city limits, I don't know, and a younger female I collected in the hills of El Cerrito. Neither were ...
by FunkyRes
July 23rd, 2015, 4:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SRB History / taxonomy
Replies: 38
Views: 8580

Re: SRB History / taxonomy

If I read it right - scale counts are useless because there is too much variety. A locality may be fairly consistent but there is too much variety from locality to locality amongst populations that appear to have continuous gene flow. So in the Rubber Boa complex, scale counts are not a reliable met...
by FunkyRes
July 22nd, 2015, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 6805

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

I agree with Kelly MC With respect to tail rattling, I think the evolutionary reasoning behind it has to do with the fact that a lot of predators have vision that focuses on movement. When a predator attacks the tail, the snake can then fight back with the head. Flattening the neck, Gartersnakes usu...
by FunkyRes
July 21st, 2015, 2:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 31272

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

Well.... lets go from non specific to extremely specific. Number one on my bucket list is to find and photograph a Lampropeltis alterna in New Mexico. There has been one, and only one found to my knowledge (I could be wrong). I spent a few days in the neighborhood and would like to spend a lot more...
by FunkyRes
July 21st, 2015, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 31272

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

With regard to the Rainbow Snake - Creek near here in Redding, I documented Rana boylii. Several specimens, adult and very young. I notified the BLM because it was on BLM land. The BLM biologist responded that twice they had surveyed that creek and only found Pseudacris. However, the parts of the cr...
by FunkyRes
July 21st, 2015, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Sceloporus?
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Which Sceloporus?

It was down in the grasslands, in an area that is a wetland preserve for birds. Western Painted Turtles, Red-Eared Sliders, American Bullfrogs, and the whiptail I asked for ID on were also present at the locale.
by FunkyRes
July 21st, 2015, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 31272

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

Fisheating Creek in Glades County, Florida - I think most here know what I would hope to find. I've never been, but based on everything I've read, and from the people I've spoken with who have been, you aren't going to find what you're looking for. I'd change it the Lake Wales ridge of Florida not ...
by FunkyRes
July 19th, 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 31272

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

Don't have 10 but... Yellowstone during the right season to possibly find reproducing spadefoot toads Klamath area of Southern Oregon to photograph the T. elegans intergrades Creek in Shasta County too specific to mention to photograph Tailed Frogs Fisheating Creek in Glades County, Florida - I thin...
by FunkyRes
July 18th, 2015, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unidentified tree frog
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: Unidentified tree frog

That would be great because I have hundreds of tadpoles. I volunteer in a protected 70 acre plot in the middle of a very suburban area and while we do have bullfrogs, eastern box turtles, snappers, painted turtles and a few garter snakes, there are no tree frogs or peepers. I would love to re-intro...
by FunkyRes
July 18th, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unidentified tree frog
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: Unidentified tree frog

The picture is coming through now, I can't identify species but it looks at least North American to me, I would guess Pseudacris for the genus.
by FunkyRes
July 18th, 2015, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unidentified tree frog
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: Unidentified tree frog

Upload the pictures to photobucket and you can copy the bbcode from photobucket,
by FunkyRes
July 17th, 2015, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Sceloporus?
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Which Sceloporus?

Thank you, I'll just do undulatus in the database then.
by FunkyRes
July 17th, 2015, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Whiptail ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: Which Whiptail ??

Here is a zoom

Image

Does that help?
by FunkyRes
July 17th, 2015, 2:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Egg Mass
Replies: 0
Views: 1174

Egg Mass

I'm not even sure they are amphibian. This slow moving stream appeared to be without fish, but there were wandering gartersnakes nearby, they eat something. I heard a few plops that sounded Rana in nature, and Columbia Spotted Frogs were visually seen in other streams and ponds. Yellowstone NP Are t...
by FunkyRes
July 17th, 2015, 1:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Whiptail ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Which Whiptail ??

Image

El Paso County, Colorado

About the size of a typical Western Skink.

I suspect Plateau Striped Whiptail but cant rule out Six-lined Racerunner.

Thanks for help.
by FunkyRes
July 17th, 2015, 1:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Sceloporus?
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Which Sceloporus?

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/FunkyResFHF/IMG_0919_reduced_zpstflmzwmt.jpg http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/FunkyResFHF/IMG_0922_cropped_reduced_zpsfffm1yi4.jpg Locality: El Paso County, Colorado I suspect it is Eastern Fence. I think only other possibility is Desert Spiny but I think ...