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Mentawai Islands, Sumatra

Post by orionmystery » April 19th, 2019, 9:50 pm

I spent about a week herping and chilling in Mentawai Islands, Sumatra a couple of weeks ago. Managed to find the green pitvipers but not Trimeresurus brongersmai.

The compulsory pitviper profile shot :D I think this species is being described as we speak, but I am not entirely sure. Some say it's Trimeresurus gunaleni but that's a highland species, and this one is found at the lowland.
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Cute little Cat Snake. At first I thought it's a Boiga nigriceps, but the super big eyes, long and slender body sugggest that it's more like a B. drapiezii. Never seen a B. drapiezii like this though. Thoughts?
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The ever cute Blunt-head Snail-eating Snake (Aplopeltura boa)
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One of the loveliest frogs on the islands. Pulchrana siberu
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A rather dull looking Malacca Frog (Phrynella pulchra).
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Owlet Moth, Erebus ephesperis?
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Pitviper (Trimeresurus sp.), Mentawai Islands, Sumatra. This was the first and the biggest of all three we found. No DSLR photos of the other (much) smaller two.
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Aplopeltura boa
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Boiga drapiezii ?
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It tried to bite but couldn't even puncture the skin! No, I don't have thick skin :D
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Pulchrana siberu. They were fairly common there.
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Stream and waterfall where the Trimeresurus sp. pitvipers were found.
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