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by AsydaBass
November 9th, 2011, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 6787

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians - New species of salamander adde

Hey everyone! I just got back form the field this afternoon, I have VERY exciting stuff to share! However, I'm just settling into a new (and well known) field station at the moment, so I need to unpack and hit the trails. I will try and update during the next rainy afternoon. I'm at La Selva, the OT...
by AsydaBass
October 31st, 2011, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, lots of photos and long winded
Replies: 39
Views: 16999

Re: Costa Rica, lots of photos and long winded

Looks like you had a great time down here. I think your Rhadinea decorata might actually be a Coniophanes fissidens though.

Great photography as well. Anymore rain/litter frog pictures?

-Don
by AsydaBass
October 20th, 2011, 2:55 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Costa Rica- A little bird work
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Costa Rica- A little bird work

Hello everyone, http://canopy-life.blogspot.com/ I wanted to share some of my birding experiences with you all. I apologize for posting a link instead of creating a post directly on here. I know that's not good forum manners, but I'm leaving for the field tomorrow so I won't have internet for the re...
by AsydaBass
October 20th, 2011, 2:45 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Anhinga? Cormorant?
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: Anhinga? Cormorant?

Brown pelican

-Don
by AsydaBass
October 20th, 2011, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica places to visit
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Costa Rica places to visit

Nicholas, when are you planning on coming to Costa Rica to look for a university? I live 300m from La Universidad Nacional (la UNA) in Heredia Centro. I'll be in the field from tomorrow morning until November, but I may have some free time in November if you're around. Let me know. I'll be away from...
by AsydaBass
October 17th, 2011, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 6787

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians

Here are two quick shots of the new salamander. It was a new reserve record as well as a personal lifer. Anyone want to take a guess at what species it is? It was found in an epiphytic mat (not under) at approx. seven meters up in the canopy. Enjoy! -Don http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j200/dflip1...
by AsydaBass
October 17th, 2011, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 6787

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians

Jason B- Anotheca is one of my favorite frogs from down here. I've seen quite a few now, and I'm quite partial to the ones that have more of a silver hue. Ryan- She's going to lose her mind with the herps here! We never saw a Porthidium in 2009, you should be able to find one at La Selva (ask the gu...
by AsydaBass
October 17th, 2011, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 6787

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians

Hey everyone, thanks! Sorry I couldn't reply, I've been in the field since I posted this. And now I come back with another salamander to share! Let me unpack and get a few things sorted, then I'll respond to everyone and post up another picture or two.

-Don
by AsydaBass
October 14th, 2011, 4:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 6787

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians

Hey Rags, long time no talk. How is everything? Do you have these frogs posted somewhere? I'm not sure how much of a help I can be with identifying them, but I'd love to take a look. Hey Ryan, you must be eating up all these Costa Rica posts lately! We should be able to turn up glassfrog or two at L...
by AsydaBass
October 13th, 2011, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 6787

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians

Thanks Mike...and Mike.

That particular species of Dermophis is interesting. The other members of the genus have the tentacle posterior to the nostril, but these guys tend to have it directly underneath, like members of Oscaecilia. It always makes me take a second look when I find them.

-Don
by AsydaBass
October 13th, 2011, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 6787

Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1

Hello everyone, Part Two is now posted! http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9232 My name is Don, well it used to be Donald, but the guys here can't pronounce it too well, so it's just Don now. Many moons ago I used to post on here often. I thought I would share a few pictures of ...
by AsydaBass
October 13th, 2011, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: COSTA RICA June 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 9255

Re: COSTA RICA June 2011

Fair enough. I saw him about a month ago. Working on that amphibian post tonight. I would like to get it out before i leave tomorrow.

-Don
by AsydaBass
October 13th, 2011, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: COSTA RICA June 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 9255

Re: COSTA RICA June 2011

Which friend, the one in the north central, or on the south pacific coast?

I'm working on an amphibian post first, but the reptiles are soon to follow.

-Don
by AsydaBass
October 13th, 2011, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: COSTA RICA June 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 9255

Re: COSTA RICA June 2011

-EJ wrote:... I've also yet to see a person post a photo of Ungaliophis.
I'm heading back into the field tomorrow morning. I should be back to internet access around November 1st, I'll post up an Ungaliophis for you then. It's from Sept. 2011.

-Don
by AsydaBass
October 12th, 2011, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Cartel-Land - Fall 2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8650

Re: Herping Cartel-Land - Fall 2011

Very nice post! I really enjoyed the Micrurus and the Coniophanes.

-Don
by AsydaBass
October 12th, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: COSTA RICA June 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 9255

Re: COSTA RICA June 2011

Hey there, it looks like you had a wild trip! If I may make a few suggestions towards your IDs... Your first Pristimantis cruentus is actually Craugastor fitzingeri Your Lithobates vaillanti is probably L. taylori , though I can't be certain without seeing the rest of the dorsal lateral folds. Where...
by AsydaBass
October 7th, 2011, 10:24 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 322798

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Let's see, my last bird lifer was on 27 Sept 2011.
Ruddy-capped Nightingale Thrush
The day before that I picked up Magnificent Hummingbird and Spot-crowned Woodcreeper for the first time.
~2000m

Don
by AsydaBass
October 5th, 2011, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica inquiry-mid Pacific coast cruising/lodging/hiking
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Costa Rica inquiry-mid Pacific coast cruising/lodging/hi

My first thought is to stay away from the central pacific. If that's not an option, then I second the Dominical reference. You can go from sea level up into the mountains in a very short distance. There is a road (the one that the reptile park is on) that runs from the beach to San Isidro de General...
by AsydaBass
September 24th, 2011, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID? (Darien, Panama)
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Snake ID? (Darien, Panama)

E. mimus usually has its black bands broken up by white. I have seen several E. mimus, though admittedly from only one local. I've never seen one with anywhere near as few bands as this specimen. My vote is for something other than mimus.

Don
by AsydaBass
July 20th, 2011, 5:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 2430

Re: Quick South Florida Trip

You guys are kidding about it being an anole right? There's no doubt at all about it being an iguana.
by AsydaBass
July 6th, 2011, 12:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: head lamp advice
Replies: 19
Views: 5086

Re: head lamp advice

David, I looked at this lamp as well. It looked nice, but it was actually the batteries that turned me off from it. CR123s here in the states are no problem, but finding them in rural areas of central america is a different story. And I'm tired of bringing 20lbs of batteries down with me :-(. Overal...
by AsydaBass
July 4th, 2011, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: head lamp advice
Replies: 19
Views: 5086

Re: head lamp advice

I'm finally looking to replace my Brunton L3 (I don't have time to get it fixed before my next expedition. I looked at both the Fenix HP10 and Fenix HP11 online. The difference seems to be that the HP11 has slightly higher lumen ratings and slightly longer battery life, with an average cost of $5 mo...
by AsydaBass
July 3rd, 2011, 6:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, June 2011 trip...
Replies: 25
Views: 19178

Re: Costa Rica, June 2011 trip...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip.

Your Pristmantis ridens is Primantis cerasinus.

Don
by AsydaBass
June 25th, 2011, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip to Costa Rica June-August 2010 DUW
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: My trip to Costa Rica June-August 2010 DUW

Your first unidentified litter snake is Urotheca pachyura
The frog under your red-eyed treefrog photo appears to be Hypsiboas rufitelus
Your blown exposure picture is not a salamander
Congrats on that Tantilla supracincta, I've yet to see a live one.

Looks like you had a blast down there!

Don
by AsydaBass
June 20th, 2011, 7:29 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: some costa rica inverts
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: some costa rica inverts

Hey there,
Here are a few basic IDs just from skimming over the photos. Hope it helps:

4th- Micrathena sexspinosa
7th- Tarchon felderi
8th- Caligo sp.
13th- Heliconius sp.
14th- Phiale formosa
25th (2nd post)- Liturgusa annulipes

-Don
by AsydaBass
June 19th, 2011, 6:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panama Late March Early April
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: Panama Late March Early April

That Dactyloa frenata is killer! I've still yet to see that genus in person.

Don
by AsydaBass
June 19th, 2011, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica trip 2009; 25 - 30 April
Replies: 10
Views: 5458

Re: Costa Rica trip 2009; 25 - 30 April

I was just reviewing some older Panama/Costa Rica threads when I stumbled on this one. Your "Erythrolamprus asculapii " is actually Scaphiodontophis annulatus . Erythrolamprus asculapii lives in South America; the two species found in Costa Rica E. bizona and E. mimus . Wonderful photos, I was happy...
by AsydaBass
May 13th, 2011, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help: Costa Rica Herp Ideas (?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Help: Costa Rica Herp Ideas (?)

Jon, Tim, and Twan beat me to it.

I hope you left that stream anole there, he lives in the dining room :D We had coffee together every morning for over a year.

Don
by AsydaBass
January 5th, 2011, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: advice wanted: best time to herp southern Costa Rica?
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: advice wanted: best time to herp southern Costa Rica?

As far as one month being better than another, it really depends on what you want to find. The whole year is good for herping. Obviously, the wet season is the best for frogs, but aside from generalizations such as that, I personally find that each species has it's own "schedule". For example, I fin...
by AsydaBass
January 5th, 2011, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida Winter Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1968

Re: Florida Winter Herping

I also would venture to say that your frog is an Eleutherodactylus planirostris.

Go Noles! :lol: :thumb:

Pura Vida,

Don
Rara Avis, Costa Rica
by AsydaBass
January 5th, 2011, 6:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (PLEASE READ) Chapter Officers and Membership List for 2012
Replies: 165
Views: 46342

Re: (PLEASE READ) Chapter Officers and Membership List for 2

Daniel,
I'm happy to say that I've been a member for over two years now. You can add me as Don Filipiak. Thank you.

Don
by AsydaBass
January 5th, 2011, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (PLEASE READ) Chapter Officers and Membership List for 2012
Replies: 165
Views: 46342

Re: (PLEASE READ) Chapter Officers and Membership List for 2

Daniel,

Yes, Florida is my US base.

Donald
by AsydaBass
January 3rd, 2011, 10:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (PLEASE READ) Chapter Officers and Membership List for 2012
Replies: 165
Views: 46342

Re: (PLEASE READ) Chapter Officers and Membership List for 2

Daniel,

I'm not sure if I qualify to be a Florida member or international. I spend most of the year in Costa Rica, though for the little time I'm in the states, I'm in Florida. Can you be listed under both?

Donald