My Trip to South America, Part 1

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danh
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My Trip to South America, Part 1

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I thought I’d post some of my own pictures after admiring everybody else’s on this forum for a while. I took these pictures on a recent trip to South America. These are the first half of the pictures, taken in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil.

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Black-and-white Tegu (Tupinambis merianae). Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Cururu Toad (Rhinella schneideri). Mercedes, Argentina

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Yacare Caiman (Caiman yacare). Ibera Swamp, Argentina

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Parrot Snake (Leptophis ahaetulla marginatus). Ibera Swamp, Argentina.

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Black spine-necked Turtle (Acanthochelys spixii). Santa Teresa National Park, Uruguay.

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Brazilian Keelback (Helicops infrataeniatus). Cerro Cora National Park, Paraguay.

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Common Milky Treefrog (Trachycephalus venulosus). Cerro Cora National Park, Paraguay.

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Torrent Frog (Hylodes asper). near Paraty, Brazil. Probably the coolest frog I’ve ever seen.

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Brazil Nut Poison Frog (Adelphobates castaneoticus). Near Santarem, Brazil.

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Yellow-footed Tortoise (Geochelone denticulata). Near Santarem, Brazil.

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Yellow-spotted River Turtle (Podocnemis unifilis). Amazonas, Brazil.

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Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger). Amazonas, Brazil

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Avicularia sp. Tarantula. Amazonas, Brazil

And some mammals for good measure:

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Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). Ibera Swamp, Argentina.

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This is a wild Maned Wolf. This photo was taken in the Caraca Nature Sanctuary, were the priests at the monastery have been feeding them leftovers since the 1980’s.

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Buffy-tufted Marmoset (Callithrix aurita). Ilha Grande, Brazil.

I hope you enjoyed my first post!

Dan

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Excellent! Always cool to see new species posted, and some good photography as well. The yellow-spotted river turtle is very interesting. Do you possibly have a better shot of the keelback? Thanks for sharing, looking forward to part 2.

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Excellent pictures and I can't wait to get down there some day.

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Very nice post! Glad to see some turtles included. They are often underrepresented on this forum. Looking forward to the next group of pics. How long were you there for?

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Good stuff - did you herp the chaco at all?

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I should say that these pictures are in geographic order but not chronologic order. They were taken over 8 months of field research and backpacking. Unfortunately I didn't get to the Chaco because it's very hard to travel there independently. And more pictures of the keelback can be found at http://www.faunaparaguay.com/helicopsin ... iatus.html

I'm glad people are enjoying the pictures!

Dan

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Sweet man - I'll be herping the chaco in April, I'll be sure to post how I do.

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The Paraguayan Chaco? I am extremely jealous. Are you going with Fauna Paraguay?

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Neat animals. That Helicops bears quite a resemblance to Regina alleni.

Shane

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danh wrote:The Paraguayan Chaco? I am extremely jealous. Are you going with Fauna Paraguay?
Not going with Fauna Paraguay, but yes - the PY chaco, I've used FP's website alot and they've got some cool stuff; but I'm going to teach some of the missionaries out in the bush about the native snakes, so I have to do alot of herping to get some specimens to show :-D I'm also hoping to move down there eventually and start an ecotourism venture - Paraguay is the most amazing country, biologically and otherwise, I've ever visted. I caught a few things last time I went, although it was not a herping trip.

A younger (fatter) me with a Argentine boa from north of Filidelfia:
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Mussarana eating DOR Ferdelance:
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It's funny you should say the chaco being difficult - I found it the most laid back and coolest place in south America. Not alot of crime 'cause all there is are missionaries, mennonites and indians. . . And lots of Jaguars.

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Wow, nice post and awsome animals. thanks

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That's great! For all the time I've spent in Latin America, I've never managed to find a boa constrictor. Also, I meant the Chaco was difficult in terms of transportation, not security. Lord knows I never let a few bandits stop me from looking for snakes!

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