Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Gradually, the rains have decreased this past few weeks which have allowed for some visits to the forest without getting wet! Two recent visits to different parts of the island resulted in the same male of Trimeresurus phuketensis being found together with two Dryocalamus subannulatus, a Pareas carinatus, Rhabdophis nigrocinctus and an individual of Psammodynastes pulverulentus sitting in ambush on a step meters away from some houses. Furthermore, this week I found a Ptyas korros… Read More

Normally, Mondays are Mondays and nothing more. However this Monday Kat called me to say that a Blood python (Python brongersmai) had passed through the sanctuary where she works as a volunteer. Since I had to pick her up in any case I headed over after work to take some photos of the snake which I had’t yet seen on the island. I would like to thank the guys at the Gibbon… Read More

After having arrived in Phuket two months ago we were finally able to see the endemic snake of Phuket yesterday: the Phuket pit viper (Trimeresurus phuketensis). As well as this beautiful male viper we also found two Vine snakes (Ahaetulla prasina) and Smith’s litter frog (Leptobrachium smithi). Furthermore, a few evenings previously we found a striped bronze back (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus) the first time I have seen this snake. FR: Après être arrivé… Read More

A few outings this weekend resulted in some nice findings, one of which was a species I have seen before in Thailand, but not in Phuket: Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri). Furthermore, several Cerberus rynchops the mangroves like those in the previous post, a mock viper and a little amphibian that I had not seen until now, Smith’s little frog (Leptobrachium smithi) an inhabitant of mostly primary rainforest. FR: Quelques sorties ce weekend… Read More

ENG: On Friday evening, Paul and myself found some nice endemic species such as Cnemaspis phuketensis, Cyrtodactylus phuketensis, Acanthosaura phuketensis and Dryocalamus subannulatus. Furthermore, after some torrential rains started, we came across an individual of a Horned frog species, probably Megophrys parva although it seems that no one knows for sure. On Saturday evening, we also found a nice individual of Cerberus schneiderii , hunting along the edge of a mangrove, the first I have seen on Phuket…. Read More