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tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:36 am
by lakiere pieter
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trimeresurus trigonocephalus or Sri lanka pit viper
Two years ago my wife and I went on a three weeks trip to Sri Lanka. Despite the time we spend on cultural activities and travelling long distances, I could have a joyable time with herping in and around some national parcs. Needless to say that searching at night was very rewarding too. We visited the following national parcs; Sinharaja rainforest, Minneriya, Horton plains and around Wilpattu. Most species where found around the parcs by walking alone. Walking by yourself in the parcs is not allowed without guide but at the edge of parcs there are as much herping possibilities as in the parcs.

Re: tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:21 pm
by Michal Szkudlarek
What species have you found at night?

Re: tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:37 pm
by Ruggero Morimando
When I was in Sri Lanka I searched very actively snakes during the day without any result.
The only two snakes I managed to see were found at dusk and were an Oligodon arnensis in Yala and a Ptyas mucosa in Colombo.

Re: tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:37 pm
by Michal Szkudlarek
Ruggero Morimando wrote:When I was in Sri Lanka I searched very actively snakes during the day without any result.
The only two snakes I managed to see were found at dusk and were an Oligodon arnensis in Yala and a Ptyas mucosa in Colombo.

Hah I found about 5 snakes in Sri Lanka not looking for them much.

Re: tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:03 am
by lakiere pieter
Michal Szkudlarek wrote:What species have you found at night?

I found 5 snake species at night. And 3 in daylight. I tried to make a full report today with pictures but because of internet problems I could'nt. More pictures are following soon.

Re: tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:40 pm
by lakiere pieter
While uploading the pictures the connection with the website interrupts. So here just a list of observations.

1.ptyas mucosa or indian ratsnake
2.ahaetulla pulverulenta or brown speckled whipsnake
3.ahaetulla nasuta or green vine snake
4.boiga ceylonensis or Sri lanka cat snake
5.python molurus or indian python
6.bungarus caeruleus or common krait
7.trimeresurus trigonocephalus or Sri lanka pit viper
8.chrysopelea ornata or ornate flying snake
9.varanus salvator or common water monitor
10.varanus bengalensis or bengal monitor
11.cnemaspis unkown from a genus of diurnal gekkos
12.cyrtodactylus fraenatus or Sri lanka bow fingered gekko
13.hemidactylus lechenaultii or indian bark gekko
14.hemidactylus lankae or termite hill gekko
15.hemidactylus brookii or brooks tjiktjak
16.crocodylus palustris or marsh crocodile
17.eutropis carinata or many keeled grass skink
18.geochelone elegans or indian star tortoise
19.melanochelys trijuga or indian black turtle
20.lyriocephalus sculatus or hump nosed lizard
21.otocryptis wiegmanni or brown patched kangaroo lizard
22.calotes calotes or green forest lizard
23.calotes nigrilabris or black lipped lizard
24.calotes versicolor or oriental garden lizard
25.duttaphrynus melanosticus or indian toad
26.ichthyophis glutinosus oryellow banded caecilian
27.polypedates cruciger or common hour-glass treefrog
28sphaerotheca breviceps or indian burrowing frog

Re: tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:43 pm
by Michal Szkudlarek
26.ichthyophis glutinosus oryellow banded caecilian
27.polypedates cruciger or common hour-glass treefrog
28sphaerotheca breviceps or indian burrowing frog

How did you find these?

Re: tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:45 pm
by lakiere pieter
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ahaetulla nasuta

Re: tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:48 pm
by lakiere pieter
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Re: tripreport Sri Lanka

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:50 pm
by lakiere pieter
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python molurus