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 Post subject: Sulawesi snake ID help!
PostPosted: December 6th, 2016, 4:47 pm 
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Hi! I'm hoping someone on here who's more familiar with Indonesian snakes than I might be able to help out with an ID!

Found this little fella in Tangkoko Reserve, North Sulawesi last week and, not having any reference books with me, haven't made a positive ID.
He's about 2 ft long, brown all over with yellowy-orange underside and keeled scales. Moving across the forest floor at dusk.
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Oh, and this frog was on a twig about 3 ft above the snake's head... also no ID!!?
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Thanks in advance!

Robbie


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 Post subject: Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!
PostPosted: December 7th, 2016, 8:49 am 
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Robbie,
Do you have any additional photos of the snake? It looks somewhat familiar but I can't quite make the connection. The frog is a Rhacophorid in the genus Polypedates, likely P. leucomystax.
-Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!
PostPosted: December 7th, 2016, 1:35 pm 
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Guess #1 on snake is Rhabdophis chrysargoides
#2 Xenochrophis trianguligerus


But like Paul said - other shots?

Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!
PostPosted: December 7th, 2016, 7:14 pm 
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The only other shot I got before he disappeared into the undergrowth. I thought it might be a keelback so didn't try to grab it!


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 Post subject: Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!
PostPosted: December 8th, 2016, 9:22 am 
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I'll stick with Rhabdophis chrysargoides.

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 Post subject: Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!
PostPosted: June 22nd, 2017, 4:57 pm 
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Sorry for the bump.

Rhabdophis chrysargoides


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 Post subject: Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!
PostPosted: June 27th, 2017, 1:38 pm 
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Man! Tangkoko is great! I went there for my 30th. The other part was spent diving at Bunaken


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 Post subject: Re: Sulawesi snake ID help!
PostPosted: June 28th, 2017, 10:32 am 

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Doesn't it look a bit thick-headed and patternless for a Rhabdophis Chrysargoides?


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