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by PNWHerper
June 21st, 2014, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Proper Taxonomy of Anolis carolinensis
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Proper Taxonomy of Anolis carolinensis

Thank you, Paul! I really appreciate the help. :thumb:

I want to make sure that what I include in the book is accurate and up-to-date as possible.
by PNWHerper
June 20th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April to now(pics added 9/14/14)
Replies: 24
Views: 5354

Re: April to now.....mostly chelonians

Excellent post! Such great finds and behaviors too. :thumb: I wish we had nice sand roads like that here in WA state.

Do you have any more pictures of those racer trails? Any higher res versions I could look at?
by PNWHerper
June 20th, 2014, 5:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Scansor or Basal lamellae??
Replies: 0
Views: 906

Scansor or Basal lamellae??

When talking about the toe pads found on the Anolis carolinensis, are these consider scansor or basal lamellae pads? Or something else entirely?

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Thanks for any help! :?:
by PNWHerper
June 20th, 2014, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Proper Taxonomy of Anolis carolinensis
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Proper Taxonomy of Anolis carolinensis

I have been trying to figure out what is the current, accurate taxonomy of Anolis carolinensis. Is it in the family: Dactyloidae or Polychortidae?

Opinions in the google resources I could find seem to vary. What say yee? :?:
by PNWHerper
June 3rd, 2014, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8976

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

Okay, for everyone who is going can we get a PM started regarding meet-up location for Saturday morning? Also, share phone #s so we can be in touch.
by PNWHerper
June 2nd, 2014, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8976

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

I wanted to verify how many will be there for this coming weekend, June 7 & 8. Can we get a head count?

Right now, as I understand it its: myself, Travis and Mike. Anyone else gonna join us?
by PNWHerper
May 29th, 2014, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rough Green capturing a spider...link to my youtube video.
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Rough Green capturing a spider...link to my youtube vide

Joe, this is awesome behavioral footage! I agree, that would be a very uncomfortable mouthful! But for the rough green, I am sure its delightful. :thumb: I am excited to see what you learn about these amazing snakes. I remember as kid wanting to buy one of these from the local pet store in southern ...
by PNWHerper
May 20th, 2014, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos From Southern Utah Region
Replies: 19
Views: 3749

Re: Photos From Southern Utah Region

Cameron,

Another excellent, high-quality post from you! Always a pleasure viewing your work and hearing about your adventures. Hope you are doing well and warm regards to your family. :beer:
by PNWHerper
May 18th, 2014, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?

Cool, that makes sense. That was my other thought, part of the sensory system. Great to see discussions about things other than just color morphs or locations! ;)
by PNWHerper
May 11th, 2014, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?

You can also see them on the tail and to a lesser degree on the back. I believe these are the pores through which the noxious skin secretions are exuded. Good close observation! Many herpers don't bother noticing that kind of detail.
by PNWHerper
May 10th, 2014, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)

Here is what I understand so far, please correct me if I am mistaken...

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by PNWHerper
May 9th, 2014, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)

Yeah, I have been scanning through lots of stuff on google. Just didn't find any good info graphics that explain all of the parts. Did find various ones describing specific parts of obscure and exotic species. So, I have been slowly piecing things together. I just want to make sure I get it right, e...
by PNWHerper
May 9th, 2014, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)

Krismunk,

Thanks again. Is there a good resource for these kinds of details to frog physiology/morphology that you know of online?
by PNWHerper
May 7th, 2014, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)

Thank you, Krismunk! :thumb:

So I get the metatarsal tubercles being in the metatarsal region of the foot. I am not sure, however, about the subarticular tubercle reference... does that include any tubercles on the toes? What is "subarticular" a reference too?

Thanks

Fil :?:
by PNWHerper
May 6th, 2014, 9:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Name the Anuran Features (Help Please)

Hello all, just reaching out to some more experienced Anuran researchers out there who might know the names of these features. I know the general terms for them are tubercles, but I wondered if these had specific names. Here are my questions and associated photos... First, I am trying to find a good...
by PNWHerper
April 29th, 2014, 6:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most pronouced air-surface temp difference
Replies: 16
Views: 2664

Re: Most pronouced air-surface temp difference

Cool topic. Hellihooks and I recorded something around 60-65 degrees F and with ground temperature of 106+ degree F. This was on a day in March at some black lava beds. Jim, help correct me if I am wrong...
by PNWHerper
April 24th, 2014, 5:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8976

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

I am excited to see everyone's photos! Have a great time in the field. Happy herping! :beer:
by PNWHerper
April 20th, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bug ID? Repost from Invert Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Bug ID? Repost from Invert Forum

Mole cricket. Awesome subterranean creature!
by PNWHerper
April 19th, 2014, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Puzzle
Replies: 19
Views: 3885

Re: A Puzzle

How the heck did I miss this one?! :shock: Should've jumped on this a long time ago. Anyway, here goes... Great tracking mystery. These are definitely Crot' tracks. I would put money on that. Considering the size, I would actually weigh in that this is more likely to be Crotalus ruber . There is als...
by PNWHerper
April 14th, 2014, 7:09 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: True facts about the owl
Replies: 3
Views: 2570

Re: True facts about the owl

Yeah, this video series is awesome. I think this one is tied for the favorite for me with the frog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQZBQJf034 I laugh hard every time I watch the part where he asks "Am I a frog, how can I tell?..." And the one on Morgan Freeman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch5M...
by PNWHerper
April 10th, 2014, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific Northwest in June- Trip planning
Replies: 8
Views: 2315

Re: Pacific Northwest in June- Trip planning

This might wet your appetite a bit... A student captured and brought this lovely specimen to show me today at work: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-De3nVdWoxF8/U0ctkyvoJxI/AAAAAAAAErw/NR-DNus-nyA/s700/IMG_2886%2520copy.jpg https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-35uRDnmHunE/U0ctlLHi3-I/AAAAAAAAEr4/63W...
by PNWHerper
April 9th, 2014, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific Northwest in June- Trip planning
Replies: 8
Views: 2315

Re: Pacific Northwest in June- Trip planning

Zach, If you are looking for garters, I can definitely help. I have some good spots you can hit up, and if I am available on Sunday June 22 for a few hours, I might be able to meet you somewhere in the field. Let me know your goals, and I will see what I can do. I am living out in the greater Seattl...
by PNWHerper
April 7th, 2014, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early April in NorCal
Replies: 7
Views: 3061

Re: Early April in NorCal

Great work, and great documentation! Love the photos, the giant salamander looks pretty stunning. The Pacific gopher snake with the red eye looks pretty neet too. :thumb: Love all of the variety you put in, including inverts, herps, landscapes and happy young field herpers. Thanks for doing the good...
by PNWHerper
April 5th, 2014, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is the northwest drowning or is my weather map broken?
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Is the northwest drowning or is my weather map broken?

It has indeed been a wet, wet spring! The river nearest to were I live flooded to a level we haven't seen in several years. Crossing the valley was not possible via car for several days. Thankfully, the tracking spots got a nice, new deposit of fine silt. That created very unique conditions to see w...
by PNWHerper
April 5th, 2014, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip Coloration
Replies: 17
Views: 3226

Re: Coachwhip Coloration

I guess when I looked at that pic I really noticed how well the neck and head blend into the surroundings. When viewing on my iphone I thought I missed the head in the shot. Anyways, maybe it's obvious to most. Good observation. Some really lovely coachwhips on here. I really love them, and they ar...
by PNWHerper
April 4th, 2014, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone found northern green frogs in western WA?
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

Re: Has anyone found northern green frogs in western WA?

Wolverton, I think bullfrog on your find. It lacks a dorsal-lateral line and has the curve of skin around the tympanum. Weird coloration, but what I can see matches bullfrog. If you take photos of the feet, that would also help. I have studied a variety of different species by looking at foot morpho...
by PNWHerper
April 4th, 2014, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8976

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

Sounds like fun times. Travis and Wolverton, thank you both for the heads up. I will have to let you know as we get closer to the time, but possibly I might be able to join everyone for the June 7th weekend. I will let you know as soon as I can. Thank you all for keeping up the good work! :thumb:
by PNWHerper
March 31st, 2014, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip Coloration
Replies: 17
Views: 3226

Re: Coachwhip Coloration

I guess I've never really understood the neck/head coloration of the coachwhips until today. Found this really nice 5 1/2 footer in OC today.
So what did you learn? What do you understand?

Cool pics from both of you. :thumb:
by PNWHerper
March 28th, 2014, 10:09 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report
Replies: 78
Views: 49687

Re: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report

Hello all! I have been mostly lurking lately, as I have had no time to herp and even little time to reply to all the cool posts. I have been fully in the throes of writing. I am in the final few months now, and have to focus my energies more fully on the task at hand. To any and all of you who I may...
by PNWHerper
March 25th, 2014, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Re: Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas

Excellent post! This has me wondering: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/13368205873_a3ca2fffd4_c.jpg To my knowledge, I don't know of any tiger salamander populations that have the extra phalanges in the 4th toe like this one is showing. Of all the tiger salamanders I have seen and the info I coul...
by PNWHerper
March 2nd, 2014, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Gnomes of the Night"
Replies: 16
Views: 2990

Re: "Gnomes of the Night"

Great thread! :thumb: Gotta love those little spadefoots. Here are a few of mine... From WA state. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Nhh_B6QYeeg/Ud2iCjvteZI/AAAAAAAAEbw/c-8HBJbTHMc/s700/IMG_0066%2520copy.jpg From NM. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OPXff570FMo/UdMyhtmTJCI/AAAAAAAAESg/cZCIoaj3-iE...
by PNWHerper
March 1st, 2014, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amphibian day - San Diego - 2/28/14
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: amphibian day - San Diego - 2/28/14

Excellent, stuff Jeff!

I am so glad you guys are getting the blessings of the rains now! :beer:

Those large-blotched ensatinas are really eye-catching.

Glad to see Nate is in the area again, too. Would love to join you guys in the field again some day.

I am hoping more rains heads you way! :D
by PNWHerper
February 22nd, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus ruber combat dance.
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Re: Crotalus ruber combat dance.

Beautiful capture~! :beer:

This is an amazing set of videos and the stills are excellent too. Great job all around. :thumb:
by PNWHerper
February 14th, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off the wall question regarding thirsty herps
Replies: 26
Views: 3291

Re: Off the wall question regarding thirsty herps

I think this is a worthwhile action to take when it feels appropriate. :thumb: I have given water to a handful of lizards under conditions of high temperatures. Generally, if I catch a lizard in the desert on a hot day I will give it water if I have any to give. Many of them take to it quickly, and ...
by PNWHerper
February 12th, 2014, 1:38 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Themed Valentine Box for the Kiddos
Replies: 5
Views: 4538

Re: Herp Themed Valentine Box for the Kiddos

Travis, great work buddy! I love the little herp related treasures you create for and with your kids. :beer:

Mines a little too young to fully appreciate such fine art. He would probably proceed to tear all the parts off and stick them in his mouth.

Some day soon... ;)
by PNWHerper
February 11th, 2014, 8:08 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Fisher on the beach
Replies: 13
Views: 9780

Re: Fisher on the beach

Pete, That is an awesome sequence and excellent observation. :beer: I have not heard of fishers specifically using coastal dune habitat, but I am also not surprised to see an adaptable member of the weasel family in an unexpected place. I bet there are fish to scavenge, rats and feral cats to hunt n...
by PNWHerper
February 2nd, 2014, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Finds -- Drought Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: January Finds -- Drought Edition

Jim, Great photos! Really love the diversity here. The bobcat looks like a gorgeous tom, was that taken this winter? He looks like he is dressed in a nice winter coat. All the birds of prey are awesome too. The golden eagle is a great shot. Always a treat seeing one of those, and same goes for the F...
by PNWHerper
January 27th, 2014, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why It’s Not Raining
Replies: 29
Views: 5775

Re: Why It’s Not Raining

Awesome, Sam! Thank you for the great info and info graphics.

I especially like the very last one that shows patterns over the course of several hundred years. Wow, MEGA-droughts! :shock:
by PNWHerper
January 24th, 2014, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can Southern Herps Deal with Extreme Cold?
Replies: 14
Views: 2446

Re: Can Southern Herps Deal with Extreme Cold?

I found this comic to be very topical to this conversation:

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by PNWHerper
January 16th, 2014, 9:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.
Replies: 48
Views: 8333

Re: URGENT! PLEASE READ!!! Our future rests on it.

I vote for M Wolverton as Pres and TravisK as VP.

Godspeed gentlemen! :beer:
by PNWHerper
January 15th, 2014, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for info for field trips for herp class
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Looking for info for field trips for herp class

Mr. Hellihooks would be your man for this job. He knows excellent sites in that area to find your 2 chosen species. He was a great help to me while I did research for my book, and he is a seasoned field herper and herp educator.

:beer:
by PNWHerper
January 13th, 2014, 8:09 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: North American big cats
Replies: 32
Views: 27863

Re: North American big cats

Another great resource for you, Zach is the book AMBUSHED ON THE JAGUAR TRAIL: http://www.amazon.com/Ambushed-Jaguar-Trail-Jack-Childs/dp/1933855096/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389627765&sr=1-1&keywords=ambushed+on+the+jaguar+trail Picked up a copy for myself while in the Chiricahuas a few years...
by PNWHerper
January 12th, 2014, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Episode V: Team Aquatica Strikes Back
Replies: 12
Views: 3310

Re: Episode V: Team Aquatica Strikes Back

Josh, Beautiful work! So much cool stuff, and such great photo documentation of it all. Just excellent all around! :beer: Got any good images of tracks of any herps, kinda like this??: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/11783719046_ed1befbb02_c.jpg I am totally done doing field research for the book...
by PNWHerper
January 11th, 2014, 11:35 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: North American big cats
Replies: 32
Views: 27863

Re: North American big cats

Here is my best bobcat encounter, photographically speaking: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-J2molr_P2i8/UtGbB209QPI/AAAAAAAAEqI/0l9rx56qHSU/s700/554832_10200487240837863_832655774_n.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kgURDwjpm-E/UtGbBhDR1CI/AAAAAAAAEqQ/BG3qzYF_YNU/s700/17900_1020048724039785...
by PNWHerper
January 9th, 2014, 12:31 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: North American big cats
Replies: 32
Views: 27863

Re: North American big cats

Zach, The group I know of that is doing work on keeping track of Jaguars in AZ is the SKY ISLAND ALLIANCE. I have a friend who has worked with them for years, and has some excellent photos of various cats seen in AZ on the group's facebook page. I have personally seen several cougars and a handful o...
by PNWHerper
January 1st, 2014, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)
Replies: 11
Views: 4019

Re: Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)

Very nice, Fil! Thanks, JimM. Happy Holidays to you and your family too Fil! Thanks, Jeff. It's cool that you found more Giants this week, and I really like your closeup photos. Glad you made the best of your opportunity. I just noticed that you had already posted great pics of some of the same her...
by PNWHerper
December 30th, 2013, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 6736

Re: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more ad

Lizardman, excellent additions! Those shots are beautiful. The C. concolor were gorgeous. Seeing the Leopard Lizard made me wonder if perhaps you can speak to something I have been trying to puzzle out for some time. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6nbo_8hsmss/UsC1RUOj41I/AAAAAAAAEBo/dIRCdGMUSWA/...
by PNWHerper
December 27th, 2013, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)
Replies: 11
Views: 4019

Re: Success at Last!! (Coastal Giant Salamanders)

I was on the way to see family for Christmas in Portland, and just needed to go out for a walk before I spent 2 days with family. A short stop in a city park, and I found some Dicamps. It was what I call "opportunistic herping." I happen to have my camera, and so got some nice photos. I think these ...
by PNWHerper
December 22nd, 2013, 10:33 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 19356

Re: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nomination

First thing is for last years officers to accept their re-nomination(s) so that the chapter remains (at least) extant for another year. I know I kinda talked you into stepping up last year, Fil, but I also know plenty of folks really appreciated your willingness and effort. Though I won't have any ...
by PNWHerper
December 22nd, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 19356

Re: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nomination

Jonathan, That's the point in there being a Northwest Forum, and a Northwest Chapter scoreboard. There's no need to compare ourselves to anyone in any other chapter with different herp densities and activity periods. That's why back when the we started having contests, I pushed really hard for chapt...