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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

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Here is an inch long Pristimantis cerasinus, the Clay-colored Rainfrog, peeking out from under some leaf litter.

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Rich Mountain salamander, a species endimic to a couple of peaks in west central Arkansas and east central Oklahoma.

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Adder & grass snake from today.

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Here's a little spiny from the other night....

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Hi all, I'm new.

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Side-striped Palm Viper
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Plethodon fourchensis - Fourche Mountain salamander by michaelrayspencer, on Flickr

Another species of salamander endemic to a small area of mountains in West Central Arkansas.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

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Some sort of Mallee Dragon, perhaps Ctenophorus fordi ?

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Photo of the year?
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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

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monklet wrote:Photo of the year?
Thanks, I couldn't believe the setup there. That was an amazing walk :beer:

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by krismunk » April 27th, 2012, 1:08 pm

European green toad from last night:

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Juvenile Desert Iguana (I think)

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

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Smooth Knob-Tailed Gecko, Nephrurus levis.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by monklet » April 30th, 2012, 8:29 am

Dunno what each of the scale's names are but they are on a Timber Rattler ;-)

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by mikemike » April 30th, 2012, 8:40 am

monklet wrote:Dunno what each of the scale's names are but they are on a Timber Rattler ;-)
Sorry Brad, but it's not a timber!

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by sdpete » April 30th, 2012, 11:20 am

Great photos all!
Are you sure this is not N. vertebralis?
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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by Clusterpod » May 3rd, 2012, 4:10 am

sdpete wrote:Great photos all!
Are you sure this is not N. vertebralis?
I'm not at all sure!

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by monklet » May 3rd, 2012, 10:34 am

mikemike wrote:
monklet wrote:Dunno what each of the scale's names are but they are on a Timber Rattler ;-)
Sorry Brad, but it's not a timber!
What, me? wrong? Impossible ;-) ...well then, since no one else has ventured a guess??? ...oh, a nerodia maybe?

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monklet wrote:
mikemike wrote:
monklet wrote:Dunno what each of the scale's names are but they are on a Timber Rattler ;-)
Sorry Brad, but it's not a timber!
What, me? wrong? Impossible ;-) ...well then, since no one else has ventured a guess??? ...oh, a nerodia maybe?

Littttle bit closer, but not quite there... I'll give you one more, then I'll spill the beans.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by Owen » May 3rd, 2012, 10:01 pm

mikemike wrote:Image
Naaame those scales....! by michaelrayspencer, on Flickr
Kinda looks like an over inflated T. sirtalis

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Owen wrote:
mikemike wrote:Image
Naaame those scales....! by michaelrayspencer, on Flickr
Kinda looks like an over inflated T. sirtalis
That's a good guess Owen.

It's actually an overinflated Texas rat.
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Post by chris_mcmartin » May 4th, 2012, 6:15 pm

mikemike wrote:It's actually an overinflated Texas rat.
Holy nuts, did that thing eat a child?

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

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chris_mcmartin wrote:
mikemike wrote:It's actually an overinflated Texas rat.
Holy nuts, did that thing eat a child?

I think it was one of those Southeast Arkansas swamp children...

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En Situ Black Racer from Illinois, but I could have thrown a rock and hit Kentucky here.
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Post by mikemike » May 5th, 2012, 8:32 pm

Nice Insitu shot Justin.

Here's a Fowler's from a pond I stopped at while roadcruising last night.

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Tree frog from today - Hyla arborea

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One of the highlights from my SW trip. Most beautiful gopher snake I have ever seen...

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Urspelerpes brucei

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by justinm » May 7th, 2012, 8:46 am

Kevin,

Thanks for posting this. Is there a strong population? I had heard that only a few have been found, but that was a long time ago.

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Post by Stohlgren » May 7th, 2012, 11:25 am

They are doing alright in their extremely limited range. The adults in particular are very difficult to find, and the act of searching for them can be destructive to the few streams they occur in, so that limits the number that have been found and photographed. The larvae are relatively easier to find.

The first photo was an adult male, here's a female for good measure.
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