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Central American Sampler

Post by Antonsrkn » June 21st, 2012, 9:35 pm

Hey guys. I used to post here but haven't in a while, maybe some of you remember me. I have been fortunate to spend 6-7 months of the past year working/traveling in Central America and while it delayed my graduation some things are worth it. I was lazy and didnt herp nearly as much as I would have liked to and didnt have my camera for many of my finds but I still have a variety of photos. I thought you guys might enjoy seeing some of them of various herps and more. Ill keep the narration to a minimum but will try to provide ID info on those I know about. If any one has any corrections or ID info needless to say it is appreciated. Here are some photos in no particular order...

Red-eyed Treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas)
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Turnip-tailed Gecko (Thecadactylus rapicauda)
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Bird eating snake (Pseustes poecilonotus)
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Eleutherodactylus sp.
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tungara frog (Engystomops pustulosus)
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Fer-de-lance (Bothrops asper) My first ferdelance, i came uncomforably close to kneeling on this guy while photographing a different snake.
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Anole sp.
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Moth with parasitic fungi
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Boa (Boa constrictor)
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Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
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Eleutherodactylus sp.
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Stenorrhina degenhardtii (Scorpion-eating Snake)
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Brown Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys annulata)
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White-throated Round-eared Bat (Lophostoma silvicolum)
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Cicadas
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Red Eyed tree frogs
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Tink Frog (Diasporus diastema)
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helmeted iguana (Corytophanes cristatus)
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Glass frog Eggs
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Red eye tree frog eggs
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Cat-eyed Snake (Leptodeira septentrionalis)
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Tungara frogs
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Derby's woolly opossum (Caluromys derbianus)
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American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)
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Cane toad (Bufo marinus)
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Spider
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Cat-eyed snake (Leptodeira annulata)
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Tungara frog (again!)
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Sericopelma sp.
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Anole sp.
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Cat eyed snake
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Dendropsophus microcephalus
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Katydid
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RET
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Meso-American slider (Trachemys venusta)
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Anole sp.
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Smoky Jungle Frog (Leptodactylus pentadactylus)
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Mantled howler
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Green and black dart frog (Dendrobates auratus)
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American Croc
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2 toed sloth skull
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Shield bug
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Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
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Collared aracari (I was working with these in CR, in the 2nd shot you can see the trackers antenna sticking out behind the bird)
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Eyelash viper (Bothriechis schlegelii)
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I have some more photos but they are all on a different computer right now and I thought this was a good amount. I missed out on photographing alot of the good finds as well as I often didnt have my camera with me. Anyways hope you enjoy and if you want some additional photos/commentary you can check out my flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by Denmeade » June 21st, 2012, 10:48 pm

Some of the best finds and pictures I have ever seen you have 3 of some of my favorite species there the American Crocodile, Red Eye Tree Frog, and the Eyelash Viper. Great work!

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by Dr. Dark » June 22nd, 2012, 3:26 am

Great stuff! Especially love that second Stenorrhina (or is that the same snake after shed?)...simply gorgeous!

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by jimoo742 » June 22nd, 2012, 4:37 am

Love the aracari. That toucan group of birds are favorites of mine. Saw a pair of these buggers raiding a cavity nest (or so it seemed) while in La Selva.

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by justinm » June 22nd, 2012, 5:23 am

Looks like you've had an awesome adventure. Fantastic photos to boot.

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by Joey Kennedy » June 22nd, 2012, 5:28 am

These pictures are incredible!!! Very awesome job, loveing the tree frogs!
~Joey :crazyeyes:

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by Neil M » June 22nd, 2012, 6:21 am

Sweet photos and finds! For being lazy, you still turned up a lot of awesome species!
Neil

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by reptilist » June 22nd, 2012, 9:07 am

Thanks for posting!
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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by Fieldnotes » June 22nd, 2012, 9:22 am

AmAzing!! those picture belong in Nat'l Geo Magazine :thumb:

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by mikemike » June 22nd, 2012, 9:54 am

Excellent post. Your shots are top notch as well. Definitely looking forward to seeing more!

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by Reptiluvr » June 22nd, 2012, 5:47 pm

Stellar photography! Your lighting is something special. What equipment do you use?
I think the moth and howler monkeys may have been my favorite shots actually.

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by monklet » June 22nd, 2012, 6:45 pm

Another stunning example of the superb photography that shows up on this forum, and the bar just seems to get higher. Wow, hard work and phenomonal yield. :shock: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by BlackPearl » June 22nd, 2012, 10:05 pm

Great post all around, but I'm digging the Pseustes!

Any other pics of that snake? It looks pretty red...

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by Antonsrkn » June 23rd, 2012, 1:59 pm

Hey thanks Everyone for all the kind words and for taking a look.
Especially love that second Stenorrhina (or is that the same snake after shed?)
Its a different snake, much bigger than the 1st one. I practically had to kneel ontop of it in the jungle at night before I saw it. I had a hard time believing it was the same species, it wrapped around my hand and was a strong snake but never tried to bite or musk.
Love the aracari. That toucan group of birds are favorites of mine. Saw a pair of these buggers raiding a cavity nest (or so it seemed) while in La Selva
Yeah I really like the toucan group too, the work I did involved trapping and tagging both Keel Billed toucans and Collared Aracaris. Both fun birds to work with.
Any other pics of that snake? It looks pretty red...
Unfortunately no more photos, all the psuestes seen in the area I was in where very red like that. I didnt see any more myself but I have seen other peoples photos and since been sent a few from there, and many seemed to be like that.

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Re: Central American Sampler

Post by moloch » June 23rd, 2012, 8:21 pm

Lovely shots of a host of creatures. That shield bug was incredible! The tropics have so many strange and wonderful animals.

Regards,
David

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