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by occidentalis
January 30th, 2016, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 9
Views: 4063

Re: Rattlesnake ID

Brendan wrote:A little late to the party but looks abyssus to me as well.
I'm thankful for the shared opinions of experienced folk.
by occidentalis
October 10th, 2015, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 7742

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

Interesting observations. From page 22: "The variability in morphology and color pattern noted in ornatum seems indicative of the postulated mixed ancestry of this form. It is generally accepted that introgressive hybridization is an important source of genetic variability for adaptive evolution. Th...
by occidentalis
October 8th, 2015, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 7742

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

It would be great to find an academic interested enough in this stuff, to get the funding and the students and the permits to actually challenge this purely-morphological arrangement with some molecular information. Info that's more current than just mtDNA. I guarantee numerous academics would be i...
by occidentalis
October 6th, 2015, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 9
Views: 4063

Re: Rattlesnake ID

Sounds like C. o. abyssus is the favored ID. Thanks, folks! And to clarify, Coyote Gulch is quite a bit north of the Paria drainage.
by occidentalis
October 6th, 2015, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 7742

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

Read the Montanucci paper to understand what his revision means regarding the composition of P. ornatissimum as currently understood. Figure 6 on page 24 provides distributions of the taxa.
by occidentalis
October 5th, 2015, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 7742

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

For clarification, P. ornatissimum does not occur in Utah. In the Navajo Res. area, however, individuals are supposedly hybrids between P. hernandesi and P. ornatissimum.
by occidentalis
October 4th, 2015, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 9
Views: 4063

Rattlesnake ID

This one was taken in Coyote Gulch, about 1.5 km west of the Escalante. Any expert opinions?

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by occidentalis
October 4th, 2015, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horned Lizard ID request
Replies: 26
Views: 7742

Re: Horned Lizard ID request

Montanucci recently published a taxonomic revision for this group (http://squamates.blogspot.com/2015/09/new-taxonomic-arrangement-for-short.html), and that has led to some changes in species numbers within Utah (e.g., P. brevirostris ). He also documents P. douglasii in Box Elder Co. http://i85.pho...
by occidentalis
June 12th, 2015, 1:24 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Anyone working with L.t.gigae
Replies: 3
Views: 2769

gaigeae?

Try Jeff Hardwick

http://market. kingsnake .com/detail.php?cat=96&de=1103845
by occidentalis
July 3rd, 2014, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Western Groundsnake
Replies: 15
Views: 2400

Re: My first Western Groundsnake

There are records from Carbon and Uintah - is your hint Sanpete Co.? Never heard of them from there.
by occidentalis
May 26th, 2014, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards Gallore
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

Re: Lizards Gallore

excellent photos and gorgeous animals.
by occidentalis
May 11th, 2014, 11:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: a few Zion National Park backcountry herps
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Re: a few Zion National Park backcountry herps

yowza! the subway... so jealous.
by occidentalis
March 21st, 2014, 5:14 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 116943

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

please, please don't let knee-jerk emotion and cognitive biases prevent you from from understanding the truth.

climate change is a real risk, and fox news does not have your interests in mind.
by occidentalis
March 16th, 2014, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two species of garters are up in northern Utah.
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: Two species of garters are up in northern Utah.

nice find. very cool.
by occidentalis
August 3rd, 2013, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toad ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Toad ID

i'm on board with Anaxyrus microscaphus.
by occidentalis
June 7th, 2013, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah herping
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Utah herping

Sagebrush lizard is the only Sceloporus in those parts.
by occidentalis
June 7th, 2013, 5:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Spadefoot species is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

Re: Which Spadefoot species is this?

S. intermontana has also been considered S. hammondii in the past. My guess is that the "S. hammondii" records west of the Colorado River refer to S. intermontana, but that is speculative, of course.
Confusing but interesting group of frogs.
by occidentalis
June 7th, 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Spadefoot species is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

Re: Which Spadefoot species is this?

2a. seems to fit: low boss with a almost round paratoid. Where did you get your distributional info?
by occidentalis
June 6th, 2013, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Spadefoot species is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

Re: Which Spadefoot species is this?

As far as I know, S. multiplicata is only known from San Juan County in Utah. While I'm no expert, I see no reason to think it's anything but S. intermontana. In which county was that found?
by occidentalis
June 2nd, 2013, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4436

Re: South-central Utah (same as main forum)

i think this is quite a ways northeast of coral pink sand dunes.
by occidentalis
May 31st, 2013, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4436

Re: South-central Utah (same as main forum)

Nice! Great photos. Love the insects, spadefoot, etc. Great stuff.
by occidentalis
April 1st, 2013, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sagebrush Lizard or Western Fence?
Replies: 13
Views: 4043

Re: Sagebrush Lizard or Western Fence?

i'd guess fence lizard...
by occidentalis
February 1st, 2013, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wanted: elusive critters of the West
Replies: 23
Views: 2893

Re: Wanted: elusive critters of the West

i've found a couple utah lyres. now wish i would have appreciated them more at the time.
by occidentalis
November 5th, 2012, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1200 mi, 40 hrs, 1 lifer
Replies: 12
Views: 1471

Re: 1200 mi, 40 hrs, 1 lifer

That alligator lizard appears to be E. multicarinata rather than E. coerulea shastensis.
by occidentalis
September 18th, 2012, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple Utah Lizard ID's?
Replies: 8
Views: 2356

Re: Couple Utah Lizard ID's?

some great finds there. makes me jealous.
by occidentalis
September 12th, 2012, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Utah trips (pic heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 5333

Re: Southern Utah trips (pic heavy)

fun pics. were your iguanas actually in utah? what county were those spea from? also, i think that your s. graciousus and s. tristichus might both be u. stansburiana.
by occidentalis
August 28th, 2012, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - August 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7706

Re: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - August 2012

i think that the lizard on the road is likely a gravid female s. hunsakeri.
by occidentalis
August 13th, 2012, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple Utah Lizard ID's?
Replies: 8
Views: 2356

Re: Couple Utah Lizard ID's?

keep your eyes open for horny toads, too.
by occidentalis
August 11th, 2012, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple Utah Lizard ID's?
Replies: 8
Views: 2356

Re: Couple Utah Lizard ID's?

#s 1, 4, 6 & 7 appear to be uta stansburiana. #s 2 & 3 sceloporus undulatus. #5 urosaurus ornatus.
by occidentalis
May 31st, 2012, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Southwestern Utah
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: Herping in Southwestern Utah

small lizard is a baby desert spiny. the toad with the spade is likely the arizona toad, a. microscaphus. in what general area did you see the treefrogs?
by occidentalis
May 26th, 2012, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pygmy Short-horned lizard vocalization (REPOST)
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: Pygmy Short-horned lizard vocalization (REPOST)

me asusta, pero me gusta!
by occidentalis
October 22nd, 2011, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Live Birth of Sidewinder in Utah
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: Live Birth of Sidewinder in Utah

me asusta, pero me gusta!
very cool post.
by occidentalis
August 28th, 2010, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Backpacking in Southern Utah
Replies: 23
Views: 3678

Re: Backpacking in Southern Utah

Any closer shots of the Crotaphytus? They look rather like C. bicinctores.
by occidentalis
July 28th, 2010, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas Desmognathus Found
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

Re: Texas Desmognathus Found

that's a pretty exciting find. so.... who get's the dna?
by occidentalis
July 16th, 2010, 2:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toad ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: Toad ID

say! that's lovely!
by occidentalis
June 15th, 2010, 9:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Cold June Weekend in Eastern Nevada
Replies: 11
Views: 3337

Re: A Cold June Weekend in Eastern Nevada

I like your Phrynosoma and, of course, the L. pyromelana is awesome. Nice work.
by occidentalis
June 15th, 2010, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A trip out WEST
Replies: 25
Views: 5384

Re: A trip out WEST

I love the Diadophis and Spea!
by occidentalis
June 15th, 2010, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guess what bit me
Replies: 17
Views: 5386

Re: Guess what bit me

ALT wrote: Seriously, I have a scar from a Pygopod. Ridiculous.
Not Ridiculous. AWESOME!