Dhofar Oman 2014

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Re: Dhofar Oman 2014

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:23 am

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:
My main 2015 destination is, however, much more wet ;) (and richer in species :twisted: ).


Of course Mander-man! ;-)
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Re: Dhofar Oman 2014

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:28 am

Guillaume Gomard wrote:It's once again really interesting to see the colour variations by Echis in this part of the world.


The color variation is not that high as it looks in the frist moment.

dark khosatzkii = Baby
gray khosatzkii = halfgrown
th other one looks "normal" for an adult.

Guillaume Gomard wrote:The experience with Naja must be terribly frustrating... By the way, do you know if Uraeus arabicus is commonly accepted? What is the status at the moment?


still crying about the Naja

never ever heared about Uraeus
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Re: Dhofar Oman 2014

Postby Tomas Mazuch » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:59 pm

Coloration in Echis khosatzkii (as well as in other species, in Oman for example omanensis) depends on colour of soil, where the specimen lives. In Wadi Ayun you can see very pale specimens (https://www.flickr.com/photos/58603885@ ... 6217525623 or https://www.flickr.com/photos/58603885@ ... 6217525623) and on other side in "Lower Wadi Darbat" (Khor Rori) you can see quite dark specimens (https://www.flickr.com/photos/58603885@ ... 6217525623). These two localities have different colour of soil and stones...
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Re: Dhofar Oman 2014

Postby Tomas Mazuch » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:04 pm

Here you can see, how the coloration of vipers (in Echis omanensis) depend on coloration of soil from different parts of its distribution...

https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=echis%20omanensis
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Re: Dhofar Oman 2014

Postby Paul Lambourne » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:12 pm

Jurgers, old fruit..

Yet another great report.. some lovely images on flikr..

All those geckos.. you must have been terrified, you know how they make you scream :D

Cant believe Thomas did not have his snake catching kit out, prepared in alphabetical order for the naja.. he is the pinnacle of efficiency..your Bavarianness must have counteracted his Swissness..

I believe you are evolving into a desert dwelling species....

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