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ThomWild
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Rocky Mountain Chapter Throwdown

Post by ThomWild » September 10th, 2012, 9:31 pm

Thanks to the Genius of Tim W. the Rocky Mountain Chapter decided to do something a little different for its fall trip this year. Tim asked Josh E. (Herpseeker1978) to head up a trip in New Mexico and he asked me to head up a trip here in Utah over the same weekend; thus the Rocky Mountain Chapter Throwdown was born. Two states, two groups, a whole lot of herps and an epic throwdown!

You the viewers can be the judges of which group really won the event. Josh will post his groups final species list and his group can contribute any pictures they see fit, while I will throw in our species list as well as a few of my shots and those that went to the UT trip can share the real goodies.

I am only going to species level, please feel free to fill in any of the subs you think are important to note or any corrections that need to be made to the names I put in. To those that went to the UT trip feel free to add any others I may have left out.

Toads:
*Anaxyrus microscaphus (confirmation needed)
Anaxyrus puctatus
Anaxyrus woodhousii


Frogs:
Lithobates pipiens

Lizards:
Aspidoscelis tigris
Crotaphytus bicintores

Coleonyx variegates
Dipsosaurus dorsalis
Gambelia wislizenii
Phrynosoma platyrhinos
Sceloporus graciousus
Sceloporus magister
Sceloporus occidentalis
Sauromalus ater
Uta stansburiana


Snakes:
Arizona elegans
Coluber constrictor
Coluber flagellum
Crotalus cerastes
Crotalus oreganus
Crotalus scutulatus
Pituophis catenifer


Tortoises:
Gopherus agassizii

Enough with the words, on to the pics!

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Big props have to go out to Tim W. for putting this thing together, to all those who put up with my questions and inquiries regarding the trip, to Josh for being a worthy competitor :lol: , and especially to Jeremy, Chris, Rye, Catherine, Will, Seth, and Connor for making it out to the trip and making it so successful. Thanks everyone I had a blast!

-Thomas Wilder

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herpseeker1978
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Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Throwdown

Post by herpseeker1978 » September 10th, 2012, 10:17 pm

Here's the NM Species List:
Frogs & Toads

Anaxyrus punctatus - Red-spotted Toad
Hyla arenicolor - Canyon Treefrog
Anaxyrus woodhousii australis - SouthWestern Woodhouse's Toad
Lithobates blairi - Plains Leopard Frog
Lithobates catesbeianus - American Bullfrog
Scaphiopus couchii - Couch's Spadefoot
Spea multiplicata stagnalis - Chihuahuan Desert Spadefoot

Turtles

Apalone spinifera emoryi - Texas Spiny Softshell
Chrysemys picta bellii - Western Painted Turtle

Lizards

Aspidoscelis marmorata marmorata - Western Marbled Whiptail
Aspidoscelis uniparens - Desert Grassland Whiptail
Cophosaurus texanus scitulus - Southwestern Earless Lizard
Sceloporus bimaculosus - Twin-Spotted Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus cowlesi - Southwestern Fence Lizard
Sceloporus poinsettii poinsettii - New Mexico Crevice Spiny Lizard
Urosaurus ornatus schotti - Schott's Tree Lizard
Uta stansburianna stejnegeri - Eastern Side-Blotched Lizard

Snakes

Coluber flagellum testaceus - Western Coachwhip
Crotalus atrox - Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis - Prairie Rattlesnake
Lampropeltis getula splendida - Desert Kingsnake
Leptotyphlops dissectus - New Mexico Blind Snake
Pituophis catenifer affinis - Sonoran Gopher Snake
Salvadora hexalepis deserticola - Big Bend Patchnose Snake

Species Total: 24

Finds of note:
Desert Kingsnake road cruised at 67 degrees while raining
Crevice Spiny Lizard found in 56 degrees

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Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Throwdown

Post by Rancorrye » September 11th, 2012, 10:26 am

Here are some of my personal favorites from the UT trip.

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I had a blast! Definitely looking forward to the next one. It was great to meet everyone.

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Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Throwdown

Post by hellihooks » September 11th, 2012, 11:00 am

Cool Idea, for multi-state chapters. Who won? EVERYBODY... :D jim

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Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Throwdown

Post by jonathan » September 24th, 2012, 7:16 pm

Awesome, creative idea guys.

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Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Throwdown

Post by spinifer » September 29th, 2012, 8:20 am

Awesome! When will we see these entered into the database?

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Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Throwdown

Post by herpseeker1978 » September 29th, 2012, 11:25 am

I'll get around to it soon, I'm so behind.

Josh

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Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Throwdown

Post by Biker Dave » October 21st, 2012, 2:35 pm

Who ever went on these trips won! Good job all!

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