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by Jeff
April 20th, 2014, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4702

Re: April Species Counts

Our Church is moving locations, so, no Church on Easter Sunday of all things! I decided to do my annual snake-glut survey in downtown Baton Rouge, along with my Son. I took several photos, this one representative...courting males and "Nerodia-the-Hut" female. http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m581...
by Jeff
April 18th, 2014, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo snake ID, please!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Borneo snake ID, please!!

How were you able to count scale rows? I looked at the point of body that is uppermost in the picture. That is about at midbody, and just anterior to that point can be seen the outer ventral margins. From there I could follow the first scale row back a little, then count upward in an alternating fa...
by Jeff
April 18th, 2014, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo snake ID, please!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Borneo snake ID, please!!

The Stuebing and Inger book lists all known Bornean snakes in the beginning of the book, but the key and species accounts aren't comprehensive. There are other species, such as Amphiesma petersii, that possess the same suite of characters, but are not discussed by the authors.

Jeff
by Jeff
April 18th, 2014, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo snake ID, please!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Borneo snake ID, please!!

How did you see it's a female?
Shape around the cloacal aperture and tail base on the ventral view. I can tell there's nothing down there. I've sexed a few thousand snakes of many species.

Jeff
by Jeff
April 17th, 2014, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo snake ID, please!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Borneo snake ID, please!!

For what it may be worth - it's a female, with 139 ventrals, and appears to have 17 or 19 midbody scale rows.

Jeff
by Jeff
April 16th, 2014, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thamnophis ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Re: Thamnophis ID

standard range of variation in sirtailis patterning
Exactly, probably from northeast quadrant of the U. S. or high elevation in Southeast.

Jeff
by Jeff
April 4th, 2014, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: help ID a snake from a camera trap in central nicaragua
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: help ID a snake from a camera trap in central nicaragua

Based on the ring pattern, it should be a Micrurus nigrocinctus

Jeff
by Jeff
April 3rd, 2014, 4:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Krap-load of Klauberina
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Re: Krap-load of Klauberina

They're (the Feds) also talking bout reducing protection for Arroyo Toads from Endangered to Threatened...
Here is the complete finding from the USFWS. It's quite detailed if anyone is interested in specific drainages....

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03 ... -06665.pdf

Jeff
by Jeff
April 1st, 2014, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Krap-load of Klauberina
Replies: 6
Views: 1572

Krap-load of Klauberina

The Island Night Lizard, Xantusia (Klauberina) riversiana is now off the Endangered Species list. With an estimated population size of 21.7 million, there are more Island Night Lizards now than there were people in California in the early 1970s. The Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that thre...
by Jeff
March 28th, 2014, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rediscovery of beddomes Coral snake from Western ghats India
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

Re: Rediscovery of beddomes Coral snake from Western ghats I

Thanks very much for posting this record. When I was working with Joe Slowinski on the revision of Calliophis-Sinomicrurus I had the opportunity to dissect and illustrate a specimen of C. beddomei that Beddome had collected in the Shevaroys. I also published a note on T. huttoni collected near Pune,...
by Jeff
March 25th, 2014, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Relations among amphisbaenians, caecilians and coral snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 2990

Re: Relations among amphisbaenians, caecilians and coral sna

The coral is Micrurus ancoralis.

Jeff
by Jeff
March 25th, 2014, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monterey County Coachwhips
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Monterey County Coachwhips

FH

No zonata seen out that way, though little time was spent there.

There's a post in the California forum regarding the Felton Coachwhip record. I believe it's a year or two back. I think the consensus was that it was in error.

Jeff
by Jeff
March 24th, 2014, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monterey County Coachwhips
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Monterey County Coachwhips

Yes, at a number of localities, including east side of the Santa Lucias. The northernmost was 13 miles from downtown Salinas. Never had a day like El Garia though.

Jeff
by Jeff
March 23rd, 2014, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Largest snake?
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

Re: Largest snake?

Pituophis: I've seen a couple of 6+ footers in the inner coast range of Monterey County Crotalus: ruber 5.5 ft, oreganus 4.5 feet Lampropeltis: getula 5.5 feet, zonata 50 inches captive wild-caught animal from Southern Sierras in university collection. I have personally found a 40 inch coastal zona...
by Jeff
March 22nd, 2014, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road Cruisin' Music
Replies: 26
Views: 4861

Re: Road Cruisin' Music

On the road: Windows down & the radio off with nothing but the sound of
ssssSSSSFFFT Pop! as one opens a Rainier Ale tallboy.

Disclaimer: when that wasn't a problem!
by Jeff
March 21st, 2014, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Relations among amphisbaenians, caecilians and coral snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 2990

Re: Relations among amphisbaenians, caecilians and coral sna

Todd Those are interesting hypotheses about a co-evolved system. Unfortunately, the fossil history of Gymnophiona and Amphisbaena are sparse within areas currently occupied by Micrurus. That brings to question the evolution of prey preferences in coral snakes in northern Mexico and the U. S., where ...
by Jeff
March 19th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone ever looked for Acris in Arizona?
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: Has anyone ever looked for Acris in Arizona?

I surveyed a small marsh just outside of Douglas, near the supposed locality, in June 1985. I collected Rana blairi, but saw no cricket frogs. This was at midday and hot, so potential for calls was reduced. The "10 miles east of Douglas" that Frost cites, is almost to the west margin of the San Bern...
by Jeff
March 2nd, 2014, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter Snake Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3997

Re: Garter Snake Question

Psyon is correct in the indefinite range of T. s. pallidulus -- it is, in fact, centered in a region, but snakes of its characteristic color pattern can be found in decreasing percentage away from the core range. The type locality is Intervale, New Hampshire, and the characeristics (compared with T....
by Jeff
February 19th, 2014, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rosy Boa now Three-lined Boa?
Replies: 20
Views: 4916

Re: Rosy Boa now Three-lined Boa?

Biker D I just clicked on the original link, and your embedded message link, and the pdf immediately loaded from both. Try checking www.cnah.org then open the pdf library link and search under author Wood. The site has some "crap" and my home virus scanner blocks it, but I can open the website at wo...
by Jeff
February 18th, 2014, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rosy Boa now Three-lined Boa?
Replies: 20
Views: 4916

Re: Rosy Boa now Three-lined Boa?

High Desert Rosy Boa?
Memory lane is resurrected. I can't even remember the names of those guys. 'Twin Terror?'

The term "rosy" is based on the pinkish bellies of the Tijuana-Ensenada coastal phase, so most Lichanura lack the namesake term.

Jeff
by Jeff
February 18th, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rosy Boa now Three-lined Boa?
Replies: 20
Views: 4916

Re: Rosy Boa now Three-lined Boa?

Here....

http://www.cnah.org/pdf_files/929.pdf

Mitochondrial DNA sequences were discordant with color pattern phenotypes, recommending two species. English names are pending as I write.

Jeff
by Jeff
February 18th, 2014, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping
Replies: 154
Views: 26589

Re: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping

I learned that I have the biggest snake collection in the World! I keep them out in the woods and deserts of our planet. Perhaps you have seen some of them?
by Jeff
February 17th, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Mateo County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 16
Views: 2288

Re: San Mateo County Species List and Database Gaps

Derek

No Crotalus?

I've seen the Forest Sharptail in rock-throwing distance at one spot, and think I got a real one there (or Tom Heath did, can't remember, and field notes are at work). If everyone strikes out flipping, they can be found on high-dry roads at night during summer and fall.

Jeff
by Jeff
February 13th, 2014, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elaphe Davidi repartition
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: Elaphe Davidi repartition

Known provinces----

China (Hebei, Heilongjiang, Nei Monggol, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Shaanxi, Shanxi)
North Korea (Kaesong, Kangwon, North Hwanghae, Pyongyang, South Hwanghae, South Pyongan)

I'm not aware of any South Korean records.

Jeff
by Jeff
February 11th, 2014, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few beautiful February Copperheads
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Re: A few beautiful February Copperheads

What got my attention is that one looks like a normal Broad-banded, the other closer to Southern. What county are they in?

Jeff
by Jeff
February 5th, 2014, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: snake - Caño Ajíes: Venezuela
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: snake - Caño Ajíes: Venezuela

Corallus ruschenbergerii
Second confirmation
by Jeff
February 3rd, 2014, 9:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: KuanKuoShui NR, China
Replies: 8
Views: 3091

Re: KuanKuoShui NR, China

That can be easily remedied by adjusting your longitude about 180 degrees to the west! Good call, puts him about 200 miles east of the Bahamas. If he can stay afloat for three weeks, making sure to catch the subtle deflect from the general North Sea to Azores current, he will be flush with Chioglos...
by Jeff
February 2nd, 2014, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander (Xpost from NW Chapter)
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Re: Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander (Xpost from NW Chap

That's a nice find, but I guess this isn't a post-game jab for the Seahawks?

Jeff
by Jeff
January 29th, 2014, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mexican White-lipped Frogs in Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Re: Mexican White-lipped Frogs in Texas

Those are all relatively old numbers for those institutions. You can find those records, plus those of other institutions, by doing a search here http://herpnet.org/

In addition, three of those collections have searchable databases online.

Jeff
by Jeff
January 26th, 2014, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indian snake ID, please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2346

Re: Indian snake ID, please!

John says
Maybe Argyrogena fasciolata
My confidence is greatly increased.
by Jeff
January 26th, 2014, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indian snake ID, please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2346

Re: Indian snake ID, please!

My confidence is only moderate, but looks like a very pale Platyceps ventromaculatus.

Jeff
by Jeff
January 18th, 2014, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gassing Snakes- public comment period ends 5pm January 22
Replies: 15
Views: 3433

Re: Gassing Snakes- public comment period ends 5pm January 2

Yesterday I received a call at my agency from a gentleman from Texas, who wanted to know what he needed to catch rattlesnakes in Louisiana, and if you could still gas the dens. I guess he's feeling some pressure?

Jeff
by Jeff
January 17th, 2014, 8:03 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Brazilian herp books
Replies: 4
Views: 3368

Re: Brazilian herp books

Mais Agrada! I was told about the Anolios site over a year ago but had not attempted a purchase. I have had varied success with foreign publishers, from dead silence and $60 down the tube to prompt air express on my desk in a week. How long did it take to receive the books?

Jeff
by Jeff
January 15th, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January species counts
Replies: 16
Views: 3695

Re: January species counts

Thanks Beanie,
that's the known spot. I was just curious because of the Ambystoma records, which are not going to be associated with the spot you mentioned.

Jeff
by Jeff
January 14th, 2014, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January species counts
Replies: 16
Views: 3695

Re: January species counts

Beanie

Was that redback at the K Campground area?

Jeff
by Jeff
January 14th, 2014, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odd looking frog
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: Odd looking frog

Beanie

Squirrel tree frog. They're usually one color or the other.

Chris

Head is too small for young Gray.

Jeff
by Jeff
January 14th, 2014, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Couple Frog Call Videos from Louisiana
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: A Couple Frog Call Videos from Louisiana

Phil

Those are both fantastic mini-documentaries! It's difficult enough just to see a chorus frog before it ducks under.

Jeff
by Jeff
January 13th, 2014, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Test your Turtle ID Skills
Replies: 9
Views: 2228

Re: Test your Turtle ID Skills

I second the Kelly Mc determination.
by Jeff
January 12th, 2014, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invasive species.
Replies: 55
Views: 6948

Re: Invasive species.

Oh, oh, let's not forget the largest invasive of them all...the stu
....people who destroy native vegetation by placing long series of plywood slabs over the landscape.
by Jeff
January 11th, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: List for California Herps
Replies: 28
Views: 6516

Re: List for California Herps

Ooh...my name was mentioned again...
Of course, it is synonymous with a scholarly review published in an international, peer-reviewed journal.
by Jeff
January 11th, 2014, 5:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: List for California Herps
Replies: 28
Views: 6516

Re: List for California Herps

Gary Everything that was Masticophis is now in a monophyletic group that includes Coluber. That group adopts the oldest genus name, which is Coluber. The Pyron et al. analysis is the most recent to address the Coluber-Masticophis issue, but only as part of a hyper-taxonated evaluation of squamate sy...
by Jeff
January 11th, 2014, 6:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: List for California Herps
Replies: 28
Views: 6516

Re: List for California Herps

Also, it looks like they put X. sierrae back into X. vigilis, they don't show Contia longicaudae, or Uma rufopunctata, but they do show Sceloporus magister and Sceloporus uniformis, along with Sceloporus vandenburgianus as a full species. The Pyron et al. paper (if that's what you are referring to)...
by Jeff
January 10th, 2014, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: List for California Herps
Replies: 28
Views: 6516

Re: List for California Herps

Jeff Boundy told me about the change back to Masticophis when he was editing my new book-Harmless Snakes of the West...the paper may not have been published yet. A couple of years back Frank Burbrink told me that Coluber and Masticophis shared a most recent common ancestor, as per sequence data to ...
by Jeff
January 9th, 2014, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SSAR Standardized Names
Replies: 39
Views: 5408

Re: SSAR Standardized Names

For the Native American people concerned, the Oxford English dictionary lists Mohave as preferred with Mohawa and Mojave as alternatives, tracing these words to the native words aha, and makave. Other sources gives us Hamakhava as the source name, with Năksʹ-ăt, Soyopas, Tzi-na-ma-a, Wamakava, and ...
by Jeff
January 8th, 2014, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Would like to hear your thoughts on this Video.
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

Re: Would like to hear your thoughts on this Video.

I feel dumber for having watched that
Thank you Andy, I have no clue what it was about, but you spared me from watching it. My day is all :thumb:

Jeff
by Jeff
January 7th, 2014, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SSAR Standardized Names
Replies: 39
Views: 5408

Re: SSAR Standardized Names

this particular stance seems to open the door for lots of confusion, IMHO, and has lent itself to the creation of quite a few unweildy names. As a committee, with subcommittees, the group needs to set its own guidelines and stick to them. The process has been additive, and one may notice the increa...
by Jeff
January 7th, 2014, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SSAR Standardized Names
Replies: 39
Views: 5408

Re: SSAR Standardized Names

Umm, I assumed spinifer was referring to the typo "Ezstern"...
Umm, I assumed spinifer was referring to the typo "Ezstern"...
Note to self: use reading glasses.
by Jeff
January 7th, 2014, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SSAR Standardized Names
Replies: 39
Views: 5408

Re: SSAR Standardized Names

I wonder what the rationale for this one was in the 7th edition.... :roll: Quote: E. l. longicauda (Green, 1818)—Ezstern Long-tailed Salamander The Committee decided against duplicate names for a species and any of its subspecies to clarify which taxon is involved when only the English name is used...
by Jeff
January 6th, 2014, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SSAR Standardized Names
Replies: 39
Views: 5408

Re: SSAR Standardized Names

it be spelled Morave
Very close...

I think Mohave is an Anglicized version of the original "Mo'hottie!" [exclamation point in original petroglyphs]

Jeff
by Jeff
January 6th, 2014, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SSAR Standardized Names
Replies: 39
Views: 5408

Re: SSAR Standardized Names

The rationale for the spelling of Mohave/Mojave is discussed in the hardcopy 6th edition. The Mohave or Mojave spellings were non-uniform in the literature, so Brian Crother contacted a specialist in Native American languages at UCLA for an opinion on the matter. She replied that the natives of the ...