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by Evgeny Kotelevsky
May 16th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally, I've got it :)
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

Re: Finally, I've got it :)

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Seems like a nice, big female!

(In case you may not be aware and depending on where you're at, this may in fact be Pelobates vespertinus.)
You are right, it is Pelobates vespertinus :) I've updated my post
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
May 15th, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally, I've got it :)
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

Finally, I've got it :)

For the last 3 years I've been looking for Pelobates vespertinus, but without any success. This spring I've found it in my garden :) I've digged it out when preparing flower beds. https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/pelobates-fuscus-photo-7.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpre...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
May 12th, 2017, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipera berus nikolskii
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

Re: Vipera berus nikolskii

Vipera berus nikolskii from my last herp trip. 7.5.2017, Province of Saratov, Russian Federation https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/vipera-berus-nikolskii-photo-9.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/vipera-berus-nikolskii-photo-10.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.f...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
April 23rd, 2017, 8:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A lizard with a blue spot
Replies: 2
Views: 2323

A lizard with a blue spot

I encountered a Acanthodactylus boskianus lizard with an unusual blue spot in Nahal Lavan (Negev Desert, Israel). Does anybody have any ideas about what could cause the apperiance of this spot? Injury? Genetic disorder? Or something else? https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/acanthod...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
March 27th, 2017, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unusual behavior of amphibians
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

Re: Unusual behavior of amphibians

rpecora wrote:It's a male thing.
Interestingly, that looks like the same Salamandra infraimmaculata you posted on March 5th from your trip in Feb.
It is the same salamander from my previous photos :) we rid her of the frog
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
March 27th, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unusual behavior of amphibians
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

Re: Unusual behavior of amphibians

Great observations/explanations from Kelly MC and mfb. My thought is that the salamander came within 'courting' proximity to the calling frog and ended up being amplexed for some time. Mfb referenced wood frogs, they are explosive breeders and males will amplex anything that moves (and even sticks ...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
March 27th, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unusual behavior of amphibians
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

Re: Unusual behavior of amphibians

Thanks guys for your comments and explanations :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
March 25th, 2017, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unusual behavior of amphibians
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

Unusual behavior of amphibians

During my herp trip to Israel I came across something strange that I can't understand. In one of the ponds on Mount Carmel I found Hyla savignyi in amplexus with Salamandra infraimmaculata. I've never seen anything like this before and I can't understand why it happened. Salamanders have poison glan...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
March 19th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Israel. February 2017. Brief summary
Replies: 0
Views: 2502

Israel. February 2017. Brief summary

Here is a brief summary of my herp trip to Israel in February 2017 with highlights on all species I've encountered. During my trip I've taken photos of 11 species. Amphibians - 2 species: family Salamandridae Salamandra infraimmaculata https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/salamandra-...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
March 13th, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Acanthodactylus boskianus
Replies: 0
Views: 2261

Acanthodactylus boskianus

In Nahal Lavan (Israel) I was lucky to take photos of 3 species of Acanthodactylus lizards. Here are some pictures of Acanthodactylus boskianus: https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/acanthodactylus-boskianus-photo-1.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/acanthodact...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
March 9th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stellagama stellio
Replies: 0
Views: 2162

Stellagama stellio

Stellagama stellio This diurnal lizard is one of the most abundant species in Israel. I found them almost everywhere taking sun bathes on rocks or ruins of ancient cities. Here are some photos from several places Arbel National Park https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/stellagama-st...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
March 5th, 2017, 10:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandra infraimmaculata
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: Salamandra infraimmaculata

Those are pretty sweet! We don't get a lot of Middle East stuff posted here - thanks. Got anything to share regarding their life history (e.g., how fast do the larvae leave the water), or the place they live (is that Mt Carmel area a protected nature reserve, or just normally-used as in for grazing...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
March 5th, 2017, 6:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandra infraimmaculata
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Salamandra infraimmaculata

Salamandra infraimmaculata from Carmel mountain, Israel Adult salamanders: https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/salamandra-infraimmaculata-photo-1.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/salamandra-infraimmaculata-photo-2.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
February 5th, 2017, 1:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Geckos with prey
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Geckos with prey

Here are some photos of geckoes with prey :) Hemidactylus frenatus from Sepilok (Sabah, Borneo) https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/hemidactylus-frenatus-photo-8.jpg Hemidactylus platyurus from Cat Tien National Park (Vietnam) https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/hem...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 19th, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eutropis multifasciata
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: Eutropis multifasciata

Beautiful skink. I love the bottom set. The individuals with the red stripe are beautiful. Thanks :) Here are more photos from Vietnam: https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/eutropis-multifasciata-photo-9.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/eutropis-multifasciata...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 16th, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eutropis multifasciata
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Eutropis multifasciata

Eutropis multifasciata This skink is abundant in South-East Asia. I encountered it almost everywhere in Sepilok (Borneo) and in Cat Tien National Park (Vietnam). Here are two sets of photos of this beautiful skink from both places. Sepilok (Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia) https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wo...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 12th, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer South Africa, a month in review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6252

Re: Summer South Africa, a month in review.

Cool photos! :)

Does that lizard bite painfully? :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 11th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Microhyla picta - Endemic frog from Vietnam
Replies: 0
Views: 2151

Microhyla picta - Endemic frog from Vietnam

In June 2016 me and my wife visited Vietnam for two weeks. Last days of our trip we spent in Phan Thiet. We used to take a walk along the beach each night before going to sleep. One night I found what I'd never expected to find - Microhyla picta. This frog is not only endemic, but it is also very ra...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 11th, 2017, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID for snake from Borneo, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 4176

Re: ID for snake from Borneo, please!

It looks similar to Lycodon albofuscus for me. But I can be mistaken
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 10th, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo 2016, some agamidae
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Re: Borneo 2016, some agamidae

Very nice set of Bornean agamids! :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 9th, 2017, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizarding across Australia: Part 2 The Red Centre
Replies: 9
Views: 4365

Re: Lizarding across Australia: Part 2 The Red Centre

Amazing geckos :)

Thorny devil is my favorite among all Australian lizards :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 9th, 2017, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar 16
Replies: 11
Views: 5529

Re: Madagascar 16

I love your photo of chameleon catching a cricket!
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 9th, 2017, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo 2016, some snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3275

Re: Borneo 2016, some snakes

Wonderful photos!!! :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
January 8th, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bufotes viridis
Replies: 0
Views: 2190

Bufotes viridis

In my collection I have photos of Bufotes viridis of different years :) Province of Saratov, Russian Federation Bufotes viridis Photos from 2010 https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/bufotes-viridis-photo-7.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/bufotes-viridis-photo...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 27th, 2016, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan herps from the second half of 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4892

Re: Taiwan herps from the second half of 2016

Awesome photos!
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 27th, 2016, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Natrix natrix
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: Natrix natrix

In Spain we have Natrix natrix and also Natrix astreptophora. The latter has only collar in juvenile and subadult individuals: https://flic.kr/p/6wrTdz Some adults are really amazing with emerald coloration! (for me the nicest snakes in genus Natrix indeed) https://flic.kr/p/9rW5cQ (sorry I tried b...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 26th, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gekko gecko
Replies: 2
Views: 2126

Re: Gekko gecko

Fieldnotes wrote:Nice shots of one of the coolest geckos in the world, IMO. :thumb:
Thanks :beer:
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 25th, 2016, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gekko gecko
Replies: 2
Views: 2126

Gekko gecko

I encountered this beautiful gecko in Cat Tien National Park (Vietnam). It was roaming the walls of our bungalow at nights hunting on insects. During the day it was hiding in our bathroom :) Gekko gecko https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/gekko-gecko-photo-5.jpg https://evgenykotele...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 22nd, 2016, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Natrix natrix
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: Natrix natrix

Brian Hubbs wrote:I've never seen natrix natrix with a yellow collar before. thanks for sharing.
We have N. n. natrix here and all specimen have yellow or orange collar. I think it is a distinctive feature of this subspecies
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 22nd, 2016, 1:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Natrix natrix
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: Natrix natrix

Brian Hubbs wrote:Nice pics and beautiful snakes. Where is your "region"?
Thanks :) Province of Saratov, Russian Federation
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 21st, 2016, 10:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Natrix natrix
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Natrix natrix

The most common snake in our region :) Natrix natrix https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/natrix-natrix-photo-2.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/natrix-natrix-photo-3.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/natrix-natrix-photo-1.jpg https://ev...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 19th, 2016, 4:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calotes versicolor
Replies: 0
Views: 2149

Calotes versicolor

I encountered 2 Calotes species in Cat Tien National Park: C. bachae and C. versicolor. I uploaded photos of Calotes bachae earlier. You can find them here . Now time is for Calotes versicolor photos :) Calotes versicolor https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/calotes-versicolor-photo-...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 15th, 2016, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Xenochrophis flavipunctatus
Replies: 0
Views: 5447

Xenochrophis flavipunctatus

After a heavy rain I went out to look for frogs and unexpectedly found this guy in the drain :) Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam Xenochrophis flavipunctatus https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/xenochrophis-flavipunctatus-photo-1.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/0...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 13th, 2016, 2:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calotes bachae
Replies: 5
Views: 5100

Re: Calotes bachae

Ribbit wrote:I look forward to the day when some Calotes fall on my head. Beautiful lizards!

John
Thanks, John!

Plan your trip to Vietnam, book this hotel http://www.booking.com/hotel/vn/cat-tien-xanh.html and enjoy 2 Calotes species just around your bungalow :) as well as skinks, frogs and snakes :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 11th, 2016, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sweet '16: Year in Review (TX, LA, NM, UT, MT)
Replies: 20
Views: 11542

Re: Sweet '16: Year in Review (TX, LA, NM, UT, MT)

Your 2016 year was successful! Wish your next year be even better! :beer:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 10th, 2016, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Polypedates megacephalus
Replies: 0
Views: 4991

Polypedates megacephalus

Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam Polypedates megacephalus https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/polypedates-megacephalus-photo-3.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/polypedates-megacephalus-photo-1.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/polypedate...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 10th, 2016, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calotes bachae
Replies: 5
Views: 5100

Re: Calotes bachae

Evgeny Those are spectacular male colors. They seem to be mirrored in North America by members of the Sceloporus formosus group - bright blue and green males and gray females with transverse markings, and I suppose also with African Agama agama. Jeff Interesting :) Jeff, do you have some photos of ...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 9th, 2016, 2:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calotes bachae
Replies: 5
Views: 5100

Calotes bachae

Abundant species in Cat Tien. Several times they fall on me from branches above :) Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam Calotes bachae https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/calotes-bachae-photo-3.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/calotes-bachae-photo-2.jpg https://ev...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 7th, 2016, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipera berus nikolskii
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

Re: Vipera berus nikolskii

Evgeny The black morph really contrasts the red eyes. Do you have a picture of the habitat? Jeff Jeff I have no photos of the habitat but I can describe it: mixed forest growing on sandy soil; primary wood species: Quercus robur, Pinus sylvestris, Acer platanoides and Populus tremula; mostly steppe...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 7th, 2016, 12:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipera berus nikolskii
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

Vipera berus nikolskii

I encountered this venomous snake during a walk in the wood in the middle of May Province of Saratov, Russian Federation Vipera berus nikolskii https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/vipera-berus-nikolskii-photo-1.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/vipera-berus-ni...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 6th, 2016, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

Re: 2016

Nice set of pictures :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 5th, 2016, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tropidolaemus subannulatus
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Re: Tropidolaemus subannulatus

Jimi wrote:Yes, congrats on the find, a gorgeous animal.

Was that on Sulawesi, in the Philippines, or elsewhere?

What would you estimate the total length to be? Just curious.

cheers
It was on Borneo :) I can't estimate the length...I don't remember...it was 2 years ago :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 5th, 2016, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lipinia vittigera
Replies: 0
Views: 3945

Lipinia vittigera

Lipinia vittigera

A tiny colorful skink fron Cat Tien National Park (Vietnam)

Image

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by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 2nd, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tropidolaemus subannulatus
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Re: Tropidolaemus subannulatus

LouB747 wrote:Awesome looking snake.
Thanks :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
December 1st, 2016, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tropidolaemus subannulatus
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Tropidolaemus subannulatus

Tropidolaemus subannulatus I found this beautiful pit viper on a palm leaf just behind my bungalow :) https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/tropidolaemus-subannulatus-photo-1.jpg https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/tropidolaemus-subannulatus-photo-2.jpg https://evgeny...
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
November 30th, 2016, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape cobra and leopard tortoise from Namibia & South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 5031

Re: Cape cobra and leopard tortoise from Namibia & South Afr

Cape Cobra hid in the spiky bush from herpetologists with cameras :D :D :D
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
November 30th, 2016, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post
Replies: 11
Views: 8900

Re: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post

Cave salamanders are troglobionts? Or can be found outside the cave?
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
November 30th, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dendrelaphis caudolineatus
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Re: Dendrelaphis caudolineatus

VinceAdam2015 wrote:Very bitey snake among Dendralaphis species. This sp. is even with D. pictus
Fortunatley, it never bit me :)
by Evgeny Kotelevsky
November 29th, 2016, 11:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hemidactylus frenatus
Replies: 0
Views: 3775

Hemidactylus frenatus

Hemidactylus frenatus Many times I observed these geckoes climbing walls of human buildings. Once I encountered it at the edge of the rainforest approximately a hundred meters away from the nearest building. It was climbing a small tree searching for prey. https://evgenykotelevsky.files.wordpress.co...