Guyana

For your reports/images, made outside Europe and the "Mediterranean" countries. Not to be too narrow minded and limited to our European/Mediterranean herps.

Re: Guyana

Postby Thomas Reich » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:17 am

Here are some more photos – without salamanders again ;). I hope you still like it.

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Scenic campsite.

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Tropical house gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia) at the brick wall of a lodge where we spent the last night before entering the wilderness.

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Green ameiva (Ameiva ameiva), a big lizard with a pointed snout.

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Collared tree runner (Plica plica)

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We didn’t catch this false coral snake (Erythrolamprus aesculapii) because we took it for a deadly coral snake.

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Common Green Racer (Philodryas viridissima) is rear-fanged and considered to be potentially dangerous.

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Smooth-sided toad (Rhaebo guttatus) was the most common toad.

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Crested forest toad (Rhinella margaritifera)

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Three-striped poison dart frog (Ameerega trivittata), a member of the Dendrobatidae family.

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Guyana harlequin frog (Pseudis laevis) has a localized range.

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Yellow-spotted river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) and its eggs are regularly harvested by the local people.

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Bridled forest gecko (Gonatodes humeralis)

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Map treefrog (Hypsiboas geographicus)

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Cayenne slender-legged treefrog (Osteocephalus leprieurii)

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Leptodactylus fuscus

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Leptodactylus macrosternum

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Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus) in situ

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Black-headed snake (Tantilla melanocephala)

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Three-lined ground snake (Atractus trilineatus). This individual was shorter than 10 cm.

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Golden rocket frog (Anomaloglossus beebei) is only found in the water pools of bromeliads around the monumental Kaieteur Falls.

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Kaieteur Falls, one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world. Photo: Simon Speich, www.speich.net

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Giant waterlily (Victoria amazonica)

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This leaf katydid (probably Typophyllum erosum) is an amazing insect. There’s even a hole in the "leaf "!

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Skeleton tarantula (Ephebopus murinus)

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Pinktoe tarantula (Avicularia sp.) is an arboreal species.

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One of the most nauseating animals of the rainforest: big sized whip spider (Amblypygi).

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Giant metallic ceiba borer (Euchroma gigantea), a very large buprestid beetle.

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Obelisk posture of a nicely coloured dragonfly.

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Tropical Buckeye (Junonia sp.)

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South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

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Black-capped capuchin (Cebus apella)

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Red-faced spider monkeys (Ateles paniscus) use their tail as a fifth arm.

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Common squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus).

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Pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)

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Lowland paca (Cuniculus paca) was hunted once to enjoy its tasty meat after eating oodles of fish.

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This soaking ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) was trapped at the bottom of a high "erosion wall". This allowed us to take some pictures.

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Orange-breasted Falcon (Falco deiroleucus)

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Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)

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King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)

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A hummingbird breeding its eggs.

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Black curassow (Crax alector)

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Fresh tracks of a jaguar and a photographer.
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Re: Guyana

Postby Pierre-Yves Vaucher » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:46 am

we didn’t see too many herps
.... :mrgreen:
I'm just completely impressed (?) about what you have had chance to see !!!! and quality pictures, and... and... and...
you know this book I suppose ? http://www.mnhn.fr/publication/spn/cpn45.html
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Re: Guyana

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:33 am

Again fantastic pictures, Thomas!

Pierre-Yves Vaucher wrote:you know this book I suppose ? http://www.mnhn.fr/publication/spn/cpn45.html

Different country, though.
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Re: Guyana

Postby Thomas Reich » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:20 pm

we didn’t see too many herps

This is, of course, compared to what could have been seen. There are about 80-90 species of snakes alone.

Pierre-Yves Vaucher wrote:
you know this book I suppose ? http://www.mnhn.fr/publication/spn/cpn45.html

Thanks for the hint. I already had a look at this French book when preparing the trip. By the way, there was a new book published in 2012: "Amphibians of Suriname". It seems to be very good and I will lend it from the library soon.

http://www.brill.com/amphibians-suriname
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Re: Guyana

Postby Pierre-Yves Vaucher » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:55 pm

could be interested but what price ! Thanks for the link
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Re: Guyana

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:53 pm

Thanks again for this new set of pictures. I love the animals as much as the pictures themselves (what kind of camera do you use BTW?).
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Re: Guyana

Postby Aleksandar Simovic » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:13 pm

Fantastic shots!
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Re: Guyana

Postby Niklas Ban » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:06 pm

Another time very great shots! Do you know how many species you have seen on this trip?
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Re: Guyana

Postby Thomas Reich » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:57 pm

@Guillaume: I used a Panasonic FZ200 and a Sony a350 with a 105mm macro.

@Niklas: I don't know how many species we have actually seen, because there are so many insects... All I can say is that 31 reptile species, 24 amphibian species and 24 mammal species (excluding bats) could be observed.
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Re: Guyana

Postby Niklas Ban » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:19 pm

:shock: not bad haha :)
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