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by Paul Freed
September 17th, 2014, 7:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what kind of night snake is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2878

Re: what kind of night snake is this?

Kent,
This looks like a California NIghtsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata), and a really nice photo!
-Paul
by Paul Freed
September 8th, 2014, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this DOR snake??
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Re: What is this DOR snake??

I agree with Chris, this was most likely a rattlesnake. Given that the tail was removed (i.e. the rattles) as well as skinned, it must have been a rattlesnake.
-Paul
by Paul Freed
September 8th, 2014, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this DOR snake??
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: What is this DOR snake??

I agree with Chris, this was most likely a rattlesnake. Given that the tail was removed (i.e. the rattles) as well as skinned, it must have been a rattlesnake.
-Paul
by Paul Freed
September 7th, 2014, 7:19 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Slowinski - The Snake Charmer
Replies: 9
Views: 5626

Re: Slowinski - The Snake Charmer

Hans is right, this is a great book and deserves to be read by travelers, researchers, herpers, and nature lovers. I had a totally different perspective of Joe and the entire situation before reading the book and I completely changed my opinion after reading it.
-Paul
by Paul Freed
August 28th, 2014, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia travels - Central & South China and Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 8220

Re: Asia travels - Central & South China and Japan

That was an interesting post Tim, thanks for sharing. I too recently spent some time in the Chendu region although I only found a few toads as it was still late Spring and the weather was rather cool. (By the way, you are correct, that toad is Bufo gargarizans [although it is very similar in appeara...
by Paul Freed
August 23rd, 2014, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: all amphibian species of Europe – an overview
Replies: 8
Views: 5401

Re: all amphibian species of Europe – an overview

That was an amazing post! I can only imagine how long it took you to photograph all those species. The Olm was spectacular and worth a visit just to see it. I agree with Cliff, you should be a guide and take folks out to see some of those stunning amphibians. Kudos on a fantastic and comprehensive p...
by Paul Freed
June 26th, 2014, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cambodia ID help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: Cambodia ID help Please

Jim, The first frog is the Black-spined Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus), a common species found throughout Southeast Asia; the second frog is the Painted Narrow-mouth Frog (Kaloula pulchra), also a very common species throughout the region; the third frog is the Rhacophorid, Polypedates leucomysta...
by Paul Freed
June 21st, 2014, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Proper Taxonomy of Anolis carolinensis
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: Proper Taxonomy of Anolis carolinensis

According to the reliable website, The Reptile Database (http://www.reptile-database.org/), they are considered in the family Dactyloidae. The Polychortidae are a family of seven lizards in the genus Polychrus.
-Paul
by Paul Freed
June 15th, 2014, 10:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cyprus, june 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3275

Re: Cyprus, june 2014

That's a great post Thor, especially from a region that's seldom reported on. Very nice!
-Paul
by Paul Freed
June 6th, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oregon herpers
Replies: 4
Views: 1798

Re: Oregon herpers

Hi Heather, Welcome to Oregon! I live about 90 miles north of you so I don't know how much help I will be in providing specific places for you to search for salamanders but given that there are some 18 species in the state it will depend on what you are looking for. Of course any area with a water s...
by Paul Freed
June 1st, 2014, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibians of Guyana
Replies: 12
Views: 6019

Re: Amphibians of Guyana

Andy, your photos are beyond incredible! Those images of the Stefania evansi are just amazing. Seriously, you should submit one of those for the cover of Herp Review. I spent some time in southeastern Guyana (the Kanuku Mountains) doing a herp survey for Conservation International back in the 90's a...
by Paul Freed
May 20th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headed to Israel
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Headed to Israel

There is an excellent field guide to the herps of Israel by Aviad Bar & Guy Haimovitch (2011). It's a bit pricey but it has a lot of information regarding the herpetofauna of Israel, including range maps and photos of all their species. Israel does protect all of its wildlife and casual collecting i...
by Paul Freed
January 27th, 2014, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Guide to the UAE and Oman
Replies: 13
Views: 8645

Re: Reptile Guide to the UAE and Oman

Simply amazing post! Not only did you include some outstanding and little known herp species but by including plant life, insects, birds, and spectacular habitat shots you made this a phenomenal adventure. Kudos and thanks for the tremendous effort!
-Paul
by Paul Freed
December 29th, 2013, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Heading to Australia - help?
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Heading to Australia - help?

Hi Ryan, If you're up in the Cairns area a nice place to stay is the Red Mill House in Daintree (redmillhouse.com.au). It's a bit pricey but the place has a lot of interesting herps on the property as well as in the surrounding areas. The rooms all have cutesy names (our was 'Litoria') and we actual...
by Paul Freed
November 18th, 2013, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #75: Tarsiers, Wallacians & Token Kraits
Replies: 12
Views: 3517

Re: Borneo Dispatches #75: Tarsiers, Wallacians & Token Krai

Hans, This is my first attempt at contributing anything to FHF (I just joined a few days ago). I happened to pull up this post as my premier view into FHF, and my wife, who was standing behind me watching, nearly fell to the floor when I scrolled down and saw your incredible pics of the tarsier. (Sh...