Sri Lanka 2014 July

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: Sri Lanka 2014 July

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:34 am

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:. V. salvadori were seen too. .


Surly not! Maybe Varanus salvator
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Re: Sri Lanka 2014 July

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:58 pm

Sorry for that mistake Jurgen.
Is it possible to ID species only from pics of 1cm toadlets?
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Kandy

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:19 pm

first set, ID and corrections wellcome

Varanus salvator sleeping by moat of royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy
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Kandy Lake:
-Melanochelys trijuga thermalis
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-Trachemys scripta elegans
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-Varanus salvator
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Duttaphrynus melanostictus juvenile found near artificial pond in Thilanka Hotel
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Udawattakele:
-DOR unidentified snake
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-Ramanella obscura
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its habitat
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-2 types of unidentified tadpoles found nearby
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-Pseudophilautus sp.
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Horton's Plains and Hakgala Botanical Garden

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:10 pm

Hortoin's Plains NP:

-Aspidura trachyprocta
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-unidentified tadpole
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Hakgala Botanical Garden:
-Hylarana temporalis
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-Ceratophora stoddarti male
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-Cnemaspis sp.
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Re: Sri Lanka 2014 July

Postby Liam Russell » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:37 am

Some nice animals there, your Ceratophora stoddarti pictures are great.
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Hikkaduwa

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:03 pm

agamas were not skittish :)

Calotes calotes
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its habitat
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Calotes versicolor
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''is it a bird?"
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male
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juvenile
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Eutropis carinata
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habitat of Eutropis carinata and Calotes versicolor
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Varanus bengalensis, good climbers living by hotel pool where they were swimming and diving
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sunbasking at noon
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sleeping
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in the day they were roaming in open space looking for food (eg. Lissachatina fulica).
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This one was photographed in food stand of hotel restaurant
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place where i have oberved V. bengalensis falling in after being frightened by a tourist
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another dangerous place
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Varanus salvator
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swimming
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Chelonia mydas was swimming up to the same place ashore everyday to be fed
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unidentified tadpoles
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their habitat
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Duttaphrynus scaber (?) juvenile
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camouflaged
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pond close to which toad above was found
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Euphlyctis hexadactylus
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juvenile
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Hylarana aurantiaca cf. temporalis
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habitat of Melanochelys trijuga thermalis
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Fejervarya syhadrensis
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Polypedates maculatus female that was allegedly eating geckos
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Duttaphrynus melanostictus, reddish throat suggests that this is a male
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Hoplobatrachus crassus
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its habitat- sewerage
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Turtle hatchery and Bentota

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:35 pm

Near Bentota
-Varanus salvator probably returning from hunting in a tide pool
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Turtle hatchery:
-Chelonia mydas juveniles
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-Lepidochemys olivacea with a stump
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-Carreta carreta
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-Eretmochelys imbricata (?)
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eggs plantation
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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:18 pm

Sinharaja Forest Reserve:
-Trimeresurus trigonocephalus
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-Lyriocephalus scutatus
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-tree frog eggs (?)
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-Otocryptis wiegmanni
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-Bufo sp.
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its microhabitat- tree hollow filled with water
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-Dendrelaphis tristis
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-tadpole
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Kannaliya rainforest

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:33 pm

Kannaliya rainforest:

-Bufo sp. juveniles
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-habitat of Bufo sp. juveniles and Natricidae sp.
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-Nannophrys ceylonensis
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-Eutropis sp.
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-Lyriocephalus scutatus
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-Otocryptis wiegmanni
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juvenile
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-Dendrelaphis tristis juvenile
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eating
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-Ahaetulla nasuta
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eating adult Otocryptis wiegmanni
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more than an hour later
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in a cave:
-Pseudophilautus sordidus
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-Lankanectes corrugatus female
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-Adenomus kelaartii female
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Re: Sri Lanka 2014 July

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:23 am

still no comments? :(
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