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by Fieldnotes
August 1st, 2016, 10:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard
Replies: 13
Views: 4875

Re: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard

Steve, in California one was found at 6600' and we thought that was high, at 7545' thats a record breaker. Thanks for bringing that observation forward.
by Fieldnotes
July 31st, 2016, 12:29 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Sonora, MX
Replies: 3
Views: 6479

A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Sonora, MX

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I received a copy of this book today and I have yet to put it down. I have one word to describe it — OUTSTANDING!
by Fieldnotes
July 30th, 2016, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California Herping Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2948

Re: Southern California Herping Part 2

Another amazing post and now im hoping there's more. That campsite in the lower section of the park looks familiar, as if i once camped there. A person must have amazing eyes to roadcruise a Night Lizard—pretty cool. :beer: One of those Desert Spiny Lizard, more precisely the 3rd one down is S. occi...
by Fieldnotes
July 30th, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard
Replies: 13
Views: 4875

Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard

http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/262506-342146.jpg A record elevation for C. bicinctores at 2780 m (9123 ft) in the White Mountains, Inyo County. Insight to this location was courtesy of B. Alexander and R. Staub, who in 2008 found Crotaphytus at 2682 m (8800 ft.). During a recent trip to the White M...
by Fieldnotes
July 29th, 2016, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California Herping Part 1
Replies: 1
Views: 2147

Re: Southern California Herping Part 1

WoW, amazing shots of some very cool species :beer: ...The chorus frog requires a second look.
by Fieldnotes
July 24th, 2016, 11:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila Monsters threatened by climate change?
Replies: 32
Views: 10216

Re: Gila Monsters threatened by climate change?

hmmm, that's interesting.
by Fieldnotes
July 6th, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6785

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

One sea turtle death is concerning, regardless of the age. However, to ease the thought of this tragedy, mortality of young sea turtles is often massive. I suspect, this will not be duplicated next fourth of July (2017). :(
by Fieldnotes
July 5th, 2016, 11:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Field Report
Replies: 5
Views: 2259

Re: SoCal Field Report

That was awesome--video–-fun way of documenting a field trip. I'll be watching for more. :beer:
by Fieldnotes
June 18th, 2016, 9:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Ana river
Replies: 17
Views: 6197

Re: Santa Ana river

I explore the Santa River quite often, simply because its close to my house. I don't particularly like the river basin because its not very "natural," its filled with people sleeping in debris huts, introduced herps, and the water itself, is more like sewage by the time it reaches Riverside and Oran...
by Fieldnotes
June 9th, 2016, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox in Berdoos
Replies: 15
Views: 5298

Re: Atrox in Berdoos

Years back, there was the discovery of an Crotalus oreganus out by Barstow, who found that one? That's also bizarre.
by Fieldnotes
June 9th, 2016, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: desert phase san joaquin
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: desert phase san joaquin

Coachwhips are variable in tone and I expect any color anywhere. In general, no matter the tone C. f. pisceus has a dark neck, behind the head. Most that I have seen in the deserts are tan, brown, yellowish, or reddish. My favorite color are bright red, and I have seen the reddest snakes in coastal ...
by Fieldnotes
June 8th, 2016, 9:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: desert phase san joaquin
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: desert phase san joaquin

Funny intersection post, my dad once owned that house on the corner of Tinnemaha and Goodale. As for the Coachwhip, I've seen countless in the Owens Valley and Mojave Desert and feel that the specimen pictured above is typical for the desert. I'll post a couple below. As for a golden Coachwhip, soun...
by Fieldnotes
June 5th, 2016, 1:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Best Herping Discovery
Replies: 26
Views: 9310

Re: My Best Herping Discovery

Ric: Just reiterating the genetic analyses (fig. 4) by Wood, D.A., R.N. Fisher, and T.W. Reeder, 2008. Novel patterns of historical isolation, dispersal, and secondary contact across Baja California in the Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata) Interesting to hear the young appear as roseofusca. If your in...
by Fieldnotes
June 3rd, 2016, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Best Herping Discovery
Replies: 26
Views: 9310

Re: My Best Herping Discovery

Despite the boa's tarnished appearance, San Gabriel Mtn boas are genetically linked more to L. t. gracile than to roseofusca. Stripes tend to disfigure with age, this boa may have had perfect, gracile stripes when smaller. Its stripes are pretty clear now, even for such a big, mature specimen.
by Fieldnotes
May 16th, 2016, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 2136

Re: Turtle ID Canada

I'm guessing the one with the ridges (left) is a False Map Turtle, middle a Red-eared Slider, and the larger one to the right is an old Red-eared Slider that has lost much of its color.
by Fieldnotes
May 13th, 2016, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: REDISCOVERED! The Lost Dragon, Abronia ochoterenai
Replies: 5
Views: 4069

Re: REDISCOVERED! The Lost Dragon, Abronia ochoterenai

WoW! that is thrilling; great picture to boot! :beer:
by Fieldnotes
May 9th, 2016, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of Year
Replies: 13
Views: 5050

Re: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of

Those are some big shoes to fill--the next guy is going to need big feet. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
April 20th, 2016, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Usual suspects from the usual place
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

Re: Usual suspects from the usual place

Some great shots!
by Fieldnotes
April 11th, 2016, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First quarter of 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 3348

Re: First quarter of 2016

WOW! Simply WOW!! top notch photographs of some quality animals. Even the pictures of the sun are spectacular, i was blinded looking at them through my computer,
as if i was really there. Im looking forward to your next post :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
April 7th, 2016, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains...
Replies: 51
Views: 13191

Re: Just a heads up if you're in teh Santa Monica Mountains.

Pretty sure that people are not suppose to construct board lines anywhere, except on their own or permitted properties. Otherwise, it might constitute littering.
by Fieldnotes
April 6th, 2016, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip to the Mohave
Replies: 17
Views: 6062

Re: My trip to the Mohave

The whiptail pictured above is a Great Basin Whiptail.
by Fieldnotes
April 5th, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 18250

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - April 10 trip cancelled

Too bad, sounds like the Tejon Ranch doesnt really want people there, it only takes an hour to clear a half dozen fallen trees.. They are really missing out on a wealth of free research, well worth clearing that road sooner. But then, isn't the Tejon Ranch planning to build over that property soon; ...
by Fieldnotes
April 4th, 2016, 10:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip to the Mohave
Replies: 17
Views: 6062

Re: My trip to the Mohave

Where are the Fringe-toed Lizard and Long-tailed Brush lizards shots; they are common on those dunes? Brad (Monklet) found a Lyre Snake in the Providence Mtns that disappointedly turned out to be lyrophanes and not lambda that could have been there. Brad's finding, but in question, what species is f...
by Fieldnotes
March 29th, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 19535

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

I have spent a fair amount of time in the Kern Plateau and found flipping boas relatively easy in early to mid-July. Perhaps, the high elevation (5930-7780 ft.) permitted the late-season discoveries, or luck. Moist meadows are scattered on Kern Plateau and boas have been found beneath soggy logs in ...
by Fieldnotes
March 22nd, 2016, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few shots of some current finds
Replies: 14
Views: 4309

Re: Just a few shots of some current finds

Awesome shots of some cool creatures!! :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
March 18th, 2016, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26
Replies: 15
Views: 4730

Re: Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26

Interesting post :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
March 17th, 2016, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wonder Valley, CA?
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Re: Wonder Valley, CA?

Horned Lizards are common on the dirt roads, Chuckwalla and Desert Spinys in the rocks, and if you study the branches of Creosote Bush, in sandy locations, you may happen to see a Long-tailed Brush Lizard. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
March 17th, 2016, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lava Beds (Siskiyou County)
Replies: 10
Views: 2349

Re: Lava Beds (Siskiyou County)

Lava beds is an awesome place, for herpers as well as Big Foot enthusiast, for it is remote and a lot of strange things happen in the woods of nearby Medicine Lake. The Lava beds, nearby Tule Lake have pretty neat creatures, it is also possible to night drive that area on warm nights to find stuff--...
by Fieldnotes
March 9th, 2016, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 2759

Re: A Little Introduction

Great pictures, just like a pro! :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
March 5th, 2016, 12:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

Re: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER

Due to the dark, bold ventral crossbars it appears to be Contia tenuis -- Interesting find.
by Fieldnotes
March 1st, 2016, 11:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Turtle vs. Porcupine
Replies: 3
Views: 3081

Re: Turtle vs. Porcupine

I read attacked, but couldn't imagine the turtle actually kill and ate it too; that is amazing! I can imagine reading about this one in a future Herp Review.
by Fieldnotes
February 23rd, 2016, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desert boots
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: Desert boots

When I'm serious about herp'n, that's what i wear (Desert Eagles). Got'a say they are the best boots that I've ever owned and they were only $15 bucks. Second hand Military issue at the Santa Fe Swap Meet. The guy had a bunch of them, my only regret is that i didn't buy a second pair. I will be head...
by Fieldnotes
February 13th, 2016, 11:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 5337

Re: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake

VertNet: 1939 record form Santa Cruz Islands (Santa Barbara Co.) off the coast of Southern California.

No Night snake has been found since.
by Fieldnotes
February 13th, 2016, 9:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 15322

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

Could that "Gopher/King" is an average Great Plains Rat Snake or something else?
by Fieldnotes
February 12th, 2016, 12:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 3
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 3

This does look daunting... A. Red-backed B. Red-backed C. Del Norte D. Siskiyou E. Red-backed F. Red-backed (yellow stripe reaches tail tip) G. Dunn's H. Red-backed I. Dunn's J. Larch Mtn (backdrop rock and moss) K. Red-backed L. Siskiyou M. Dunn's N. Dunn's (Stripe does not reach tail tip) 0. Siski...
by Fieldnotes
February 12th, 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 5337

Re: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake

There is a similar island account on Santa Cruz Island. Many, many, many years ago one was found on that island, but none have been found since.
by Fieldnotes
February 10th, 2016, 10:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desert boots
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: Desert boots

good point; so I don't and I won't.

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by Fieldnotes
February 10th, 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desert boots
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: Desert boots

Regal, you have a lot of good points, but its hard to follow the jargon.
by Fieldnotes
February 10th, 2016, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Xantusia vigilis vigilis
Replies: 22
Views: 6374

Re: Xantusia vigilis vigilis

Pretty cool, reminds me of finding them at Stoddard Ridge decades ago. Also found a juvenile banded gecko, Giant hairy Scorpion, and some chucks that day. :beer:
by Fieldnotes
February 7th, 2016, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Las Vegas Feburary 14th - 18th
Replies: 12
Views: 3087

Re: Las Vegas Feburary 14th - 18th

I dont know of any precise locations, but if you want to see more than Side-blotched Lizards your best bet is to flip. Especially where there are old deposits scattered boards. Google earth can help find with locating some. Chuckwallas will be out, if its sunny and warm.
by Fieldnotes
February 7th, 2016, 12:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Spiny Terrapin, Wallaces Flying frogs, and a few snakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2655

Re: A Spiny Terrapin, Wallaces Flying frogs, and a few snake

Dang, those are some awesome creatures, and to think you find this stuff while working. Those frogs are incredible
by Fieldnotes
February 5th, 2016, 11:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desert boots
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: Desert boots

Steve Bledsoe wrote:...be careful with cholla cactus. Cholla spines seem to have the ability to penetrate anything!
I lost a new tire after a thin cholla spine poked through the sidewall to produce a slow leak. I refused to believe it, but it was true, and that new tire was trashed--bummer :(
by Fieldnotes
February 4th, 2016, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 7, Northern Eyre Peninsula
Replies: 13
Views: 7736

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 7, Northern Eyre Peninsula

WoW, you're like an Australian local, you found a tone of cool stuff. Many, many years ago my brother and I got a flat at Alamo Lake, Arizona, the lugs were frozen and the tow truck driver that arrived to help, simply took out a hammer and broke them off. I had never forgot that, and as long as not ...
by Fieldnotes
February 2nd, 2016, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 9163

Re: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Net

Pretty cool. Those "few people" you mentioned must be pulling your leg or just extremely jealous of your blockbuster stardom. I didn't notice anything to be concerned about, but please, do let me know if everyone starts partying at that rock with a fissure in it. :beer:
by Fieldnotes
February 2nd, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 2
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Re: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 2

1. Coast
2. Copes
3. Coast
4. Copes
5. Copes
6. Coast
7. Coast
8. Coast
9. Coast

I mainly look at the gill, tail fin, and overall bulk.
by Fieldnotes
February 1st, 2016, 10:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 3190

Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Amazing variety of herps with some great shots. I'm glad that i didnt skip this post! :beer:
by Fieldnotes
January 31st, 2016, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 1
Replies: 12
Views: 4542

Re: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 1

Now that's and Aneides. Thats pretty cool--buffy head. Decades ago when finding my first Arboreals, all were rather small, and then I found a large adult, like the one pictured, I was shocked--Holy Moly!! I no idea they got so massive.

:thumb:
by Fieldnotes
January 28th, 2016, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 1
Replies: 12
Views: 4542

Re: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 1

Saw the post earlier when it was a poll, so I'm chiming in with an unbias response. 1). Dunn's (looks a lot like a Del Norte, but that wasnt an option.) 2). Long-toed (well, its the "long-toe"). 3). Clouded (large jaw muscles, rusty color on tail.) 4). Clouded (clouded brassy tone as well as coagula...