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by HERP.MX
November 10th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yellow-Blotched Palm Pitviper
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

Yellow-Blotched Palm Pitviper

Yellow-Blotched Palm Pitviper Despite being known from Guatemala since Osbert Salvin’s 1860 description ( http://www.herp.mx/pubs/1860-Salvin-Thamnocenchris-aurifer.pdf ), Bothriechis aurifer remained undiscovered in México well into the 20th century. In 1939, Rafael Martin del Campo reported a sing...
by HERP.MX
November 3rd, 2016, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southernmost Montane (Small-bodied) Rattlesnake
Replies: 0
Views: 5611

Southernmost Montane (Small-bodied) Rattlesnake

This Crotalus ravus brunneus from the cloud-forests of the Sierra Madre del Sur of southern Oaxaca represents the southernmost population of small-bodied montane rattlesnake on the planet. Found in the mountains near San Augustín Loxicha, Oaxaca, these snakes are further south than Jamaica, most of ...
by HERP.MX
November 2nd, 2016, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Emerald Horned Pitviper
Replies: 0
Views: 5501

The Emerald Horned Pitviper

3 years ago today, on November 2, 2013, the HERP.MX Field Team collected what would later be designated as the type specimen of the Emerald Horned Pitviper ( Ophryacus smaragdinus ) in the cloud forests of Veracruz. Of course by the time this snake was found, Ophryacus had already accumulated over ...
by HERP.MX
October 26th, 2016, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Totonacan Rattlesnake
Replies: 3
Views: 2720

The Totonacan Rattlesnake

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13662052_1192845117442776_1548868768466401749_o.jpg HERP.MX​ 's Ivan Ahumada Carrillo​ stops to photograph a large male Totonacan Rattlesnake (Crotalus totonacus) as the fog rolls over the Zeta-infested hills of Tamaulipas. These impressive rattlesnakes ...
by HERP.MX
October 20th, 2016, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sapphires on the Rocks: Crotaphytus dickersonae
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

Sapphires on the Rocks: Crotaphytus dickersonae

On a crisp February morning in 1911, the USS Albatross left San Francisco, California, headed south. Two days later, the 234ft steamer pulled into San Diego where a team of researchers, including Dr. Charles Haskins Townsend from the U.S. Fish Commission, boarded with coal and supplies for a two-mon...
by HERP.MX
October 19th, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bothriechis bicolor in Southern Chiapas
Replies: 1
Views: 2457

Bothriechis bicolor in Southern Chiapas

Earlier this summer we were thrilled to find these Bothriechis bicolor on a volcano in southern Chiapas. We observed two specimens at this locality, and both were fairly distinct from the "ornatus" phase B. bicolor elsewhere in Mexico, and more closely resembled specimens from Guatemala. https://sco...
by HERP.MX
October 14th, 2016, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LOST & FOUND: The Rediscovery of 2 "Extinct" Treefrogs
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

LOST & FOUND: The Rediscovery of 2 "Extinct" Treefrogs

With recent death of the only known specimen of Rabbs' Fringe-Limbed Treefrog, some positive news in the amphibian world is particularly welcome: two "missing" species were recently rediscovered in the mountains of southern Mexico. Wild populations of the Spinefinger Treefrog (Charadrahyla trux) and...
by HERP.MX
August 22nd, 2016, 5:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stuck Between Lava and an Avocado
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Re: Stuck Between Lava and an Avocado

Hi Lateralis - no we do not.
by HERP.MX
August 9th, 2016, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stuck Between Lava and an Avocado
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Stuck Between Lava and an Avocado

Stuck Between Lava and an Avocado Of all the world's rattlesnake species, the IUCN lists just two as endangered: the Catalina Island Rattlesnake ( Crotalus catalinensis ) and Crotalus pusillus , the Tancitaran Dusky Rattlesnake. Pictured here is one of three, long-awaited, baby C. pusillus born las...
by HERP.MX
July 21st, 2016, 4:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: REDISCOVERED! The Spine-fingered Treefrog is ALIVE
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

REDISCOVERED! The Spine-fingered Treefrog is ALIVE

REDISCOVERED! The Spine-fingered Treefrog is ALIVE Despite failed attempts to locate this species over the past 30 years, and reports that the frog may have gone extinct, the HERP.MX Field Team was thrilled to discover the Spine-fingered Treefrog (Charadrahyla trux) alive on a creek-side mossy rock ...
by HERP.MX
July 21st, 2016, 4:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The World's Smallest Crotalus
Replies: 7
Views: 3715

Re: The World's Smallest Crotalus

That is a very nice historical background on an interesting snake. Your website looks potentially interesting, but does not seem to consist of anything more than an announcement that it will amount to something. Jeff Hi Jeff, the primary website is still in the works, but the bulk of our updates ca...
by HERP.MX
July 20th, 2016, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The World's Smallest Crotalus
Replies: 7
Views: 3715

Re: The World's Smallest Crotalus

MXN $10 measures 28.0 mm
USD $.25 measures 24.26 mm
by HERP.MX
July 20th, 2016, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The World's Smallest Crotalus
Replies: 7
Views: 3715

The World's Smallest Crotalus

The World's Smallest Crotalus Mexico's rattlesnake diversity spans from arguably the largest Crotalus, C. basiliscus, to one of the smallest, Crotalus pricei miquihuanus. The beautiful specimen shown here was born 10 days ago to parents from near where the first specimen of C. p. miquihuanus was col...
by HERP.MX
June 24th, 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monsoonal Lovin'
Replies: 1
Views: 1438

Monsoonal Lovin'

Monsoonal Lovin' For most of the viper species from Central Mexico, summer rains mean finding a mate and getting down to business (at least for those not already gravid). These two Crotalus lepidus were spotted in the mountans of Southern Zacatecas. https://scontent.fgdl1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/135...
by HERP.MX
June 20th, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW BOOK: Snakes of Mexico
Replies: 90
Views: 47465

NEW BOOK: Snakes of Mexico

A new 'must have' for your library:
Herpetofauna Mexicana Vol. 1 SNAKES OF MEXICO
by Peter Heimes

Available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1tCe4TL

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by HERP.MX
June 16th, 2016, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Touches Black...
Replies: 0
Views: 2743

Red Touches Black...

Red Touches Black... This double banded beauty is one of the many examples where the famous rhyme for identifying coral snakes can get you into trouble. The Balsan Coral Snake (Micrurus laticollaris) was described in 1869 from "southern Mexico" and the type locality was later restricted to Izucar d...
by HERP.MX
June 14th, 2016, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bittersweet Babies
Replies: 3
Views: 2252

Re: Bittersweet Babies

That's what we're working on, and we hope to have good news on that front in the near future.

-HERP.MX
by HERP.MX
June 13th, 2016, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bittersweet Babies
Replies: 3
Views: 2252

Bittersweet Babies

Bittersweet Babies Lost for over 40 years, and even thought extinct, last night's newborn litter of Crotalus lannomi in the HERP.MX assurance colony brings mixed emotions. Illegal mining destroyed the site where the parents were secured several years ago and the species was recently listed as a top ...
by HERP.MX
June 9th, 2016, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FOUND: Troglodytic Rarity
Replies: 1
Views: 1741

FOUND: Troglodytic Rarity

FOUND: Troglodytic Rarity 10th Specimen of the Tarascan Night LIzard Known to Science July of 1976 found mammal researcher Aurelio Ocaña in a rocky canyon in the western state of Michoacán. He was checking mouse traps he had previously set and was surprised to find that three strange lizards had be...
by HERP.MX
June 9th, 2016, 5:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Bone-Tailed Viper
Replies: 5
Views: 3488

Re: The Bone-Tailed Viper

Juveniles, and some adults, have a pale tail tip that apparently at some point was interpreted as being bone.

-HERP.MX
by HERP.MX
June 7th, 2016, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Bone-Tailed Viper
Replies: 5
Views: 3488

The Bone-Tailed Viper

The Bone-Tailed Viper Few snakes in Mexico are as feared as Agkistrodon bilineatus. These beautiful vipers are known from a variety of local names including cantil, pichicuate, zolcuate, cola de hueso, rabo-hueso, and wolpoch, among others. Within their range the stories their bite can be common an...
by HERP.MX
May 31st, 2016, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW SPECIES: Boa sigma
Replies: 0
Views: 4072

NEW SPECIES: Boa sigma

NEW SPECIES: Boa sigma An in-depth look at boa constrictor genetics has revealed some interesting results, including the existence of a third species found along the Pacific coast of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Boa sigma. The study also found that the dwarfism found in certain Centra...
by HERP.MX
May 31st, 2016, 3:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Tragic Story of Bothriechis rowleyi
Replies: 1
Views: 1943

The Tragic Story of Bothriechis rowleyi

The Tragic Story of Bothriechis rowleyi Ornithologist J. Stuart Rowley was among the first naturalists to access the remote cloud forests of Cerro El Baúl in Oaxaca. On April 24, 1967, Rowley was on his second expedition to the mountain when he encountered a green arboreal viper at around 1520m in ...
by HERP.MX
May 24th, 2016, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Study Finds Mexican Vipers Among the World's Most Threatened
Replies: 1
Views: 3476

Study Finds Mexican Vipers Among the World's Most Threatened

Study Finds Mexican Vipers Among the World's Most Threatened A recently published report in the journal Biological Conservation looked to identify the global priorities for viper conservation. The results included three indices of conservation priortization: Threat Index, Ecological & Evolutionary ...
by HERP.MX
May 18th, 2016, 6:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The RAREST RATTLESNAKE in the World
Replies: 2
Views: 3110

The RAREST RATTLESNAKE in the World

The Rarest Rattlesnake in the World In 1941, while on Harry Hoogstraal’s fourth expedition to Cerro Tancítaro in Michoacán, herpetologist Frederick A. Shannon collected a small grey rattlesnake that would confuse herpetologists for the next half-century. Their initial report classified the specimen...
by HERP.MX
May 17th, 2016, 4:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SPOTTED: 2nd and 3rd Specimens of Endangered Salamander
Replies: 8
Views: 6120

SPOTTED: 2nd and 3rd Specimens of Endangered Salamander

SPOTTED: 2nd and 3rd Specimens of Endangered Salamander in Mexico The rare Nimble Long-limbed Salamander, Nyctanolis pernix, hadn't been seen on Mexican soil since 1972 when a single specimen was collected in Chiapas by Scott Belfit. All of that changed this month when the HERP.MX​ field expedition...
by HERP.MX
May 16th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New mexico herping help!
Replies: 8
Views: 4971

Re: New mexico herping help!

Have you tried old Mexico? Lots of good herping to be done in the original Mexico - remakes can be kinda lame.
by HERP.MX
May 16th, 2016, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The NEW SPECIES of Rattlesnake the Internet Discovered
Replies: 1
Views: 3714

The NEW SPECIES of Rattlesnake the Internet Discovered

The NEW SPECIES of Rattlesnake the Internet Discovered From the ability to scout new locations via Google Earth (and even Google Street View) to being able to quickly access most sites on passable roads, herping in México has become significantly easier in the past 20 years. For better or worse, lon...
by HERP.MX
May 12th, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: REDISCOVERED! The Lost Dragon, Abronia ochoterenai
Replies: 5
Views: 4512

REDISCOVERED! The Lost Dragon, Abronia ochoterenai

REDISCOVERED! The Lost Dragon, Abronia ochoterenai In 1939, Rafael Martín del Campo described an arboreal alligator lizard from the mysterious little town of Santa Rosa, Chiapas. The species was christened Abronia ochoterenai in honor of Martín del Campo's mentor, Isaac Ochoterena; and the two spec...
by HERP.MX
April 27th, 2016, 5:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Mexican Vipers
Replies: 2
Views: 2954

Some Mexican Vipers

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Bothriechis bicolor


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Bothriechis aurifer

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by HERP.MX
March 12th, 2016, 11:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Common name for Crotalus ornatus and Crotalus molossus
Replies: 9
Views: 5413

Re: Common name for Crotalus ornatus and Crotalus molossus

"Eastern" would be a bit of a misnomer since there are populations of other molossus-complex snakes further east in Mexico. Regardless of what we call them, they sure are beautiful. Here's an adult from near Cuatrociénegas in Coahuila, México http://herp.mx/share/fieldherpforum.com/Crotalus-ornatus-...
by HERP.MX
March 12th, 2016, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!
Replies: 34
Views: 14152

Re: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!

Maybe not a favorite, but this is sure a beautiful species:
Crotalus lannomi from Colima, Mexico. More info available here: http://herp.mx/l/000007
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