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The Frogs of Kinabalu National Park: Sabah Borneo: Malaysia Nature 2022
A selection of the frogs found within Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, whilst herping the highlands in May 2022.
Kinabalu Park (Malay: Taman Kinabalu), established as one of the first national parks of Malaysia in 1964, is Malaysia's first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its "outstanding universal values" and the role as one of the most important biological sites in the world with more than 4,500 species of flora and fauna, including 326 bird and around 100 mammal species, and over 110 land snail species.
Located on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, it covers an area of 754 square kilometres surrounding Mount Kinabalu, which at 4,0...
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Chan-ards Reed Snake: Frasers Hill: Malaysia Nature 2022
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Filmed this Chan-ards Reed snake, Macrocalamus chanardi, whilst herping Frasers Hill, Malaysia, April 2022. Family : COLUBRIDAE Species : Macrocalamus chanardi Maximum Size : 26 cm Chan-ard's Reed Snake is only known from upland areas of Peninsular Malaysia, where it inhabits lower montane forests at elevations of between 1100 and 1500 metres. As with other reed snakes, it is a fossorial (burro...
Giant Rhinoceros Beetle: Frasers Hill: Malaysia Nature 2022
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Filmed this huge horned Rhinoceros Beetle whilst herping at Frasers Hill, Malaysia April 2022. It was actually on the edge of the car park as we arrived at Frasers Hill waiting to welcome us! I am uncertain to the exact species it is; maybe the Siamese rhinoceros beetle (Xylotrupes gideon). Dynastinae or rhinoceros beetles are a subfamily of the scarab beetle family (Scarabaeidae). Other common...
Butlers Mountain Wolf Snake: Fraser's Hill: Malaysia Nature 2022
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Filmed this Mountain Wolf Snake, also known as Butler's Wolf Snake (Lycodon butleri), whilst herping at Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, April 2022. Family : COLUBRIDAE Species: Lycodon butleri Maximum Size : 90 cm The Mountain or Butler's Wolf Snake is endemic to Peninsular Malaysia, and seems restricted to montane habitats. Its slender body is dark brown, patterned with numerous irregular pale bands ...
Southern Titiwangsa Bent-toed Gecko: Frasers Hill: Malaysia Nature 2022
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Filmed this large stunning gecko whilst herping with friends at Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, April 2022. Family : GEKKONIDAE Species : Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis Size (snout to vent) : to 12 cm Size (total length) : ~ 27 cm This beautiful gecko occurs in upland areas of the southern parts of the Titiwangsa Mountains in Peninsular Malaysia, such as Genting Highlands and Fraser's Hill, in ...
Malaysian Variation Pink-headed Reed Snake: Fraser's Hill: Malaysian Nature 2022.
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Filmed this variation of the Pink-headed reed snake (Calamaria schlegeli) whilst herping at Fraser's Hill Malaysian, April 2022. Unlike the same species in Singapore, this variation is brown and yellow, missing the pink coloured head, Family : COLUBRIDAE Species : Calamaria schlegeli Maximum Size : 40 cm This is a small, attractive, non-venomous snake with a bright pink-red head, and no coloura...
Twin-spotted Flying Frog: Fraser’s Hill: Malaysian Nature 2022
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Filmed these Twin-spotted flying frogs (Rhacophorus bipunctatus) whilst herping at Fraser's hill, Malaysia. Family : RHACOPHORIDAE Species : Rhacophorus bipunctatus Size (snout to vent) : Female 6.5 cm, Male 3.7 cm The twin-spotted Flying Frog is one of the smaller Rhacophorus species. It mainly inhabits primary forests above 1000 metres elevation, and may be encountered in the vicinity of hous...
Siamese Peninsular Pit Viper: Fraser's Hill: Malaysian Nature 2022
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Filmed this Thai Peninsular Pit Viper, Trimeresurus fucatus, whilst herping at Frasers Hill Mallaysia, April 2022. Family : VIPERIDAE Species : Trimeresurus fucatus Maximum Size : 86 cm The 'Siamese Peninsula Pit Viper' Trimeresurus fucatus was first described as a separate species in 2004, prior to which it was considered a variant of Pope's Pit Viper. There is significant local variation in p...
Crab-eating Water Snake: Singapore Nature 2022
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Filmed this juvenile Crab-eating water snake whilst herping in Pasir Ris Mangroves Singapore, April 2022. Thanks to Adam's bionic eyes again, Family : HOMALOPSIDAE Species : Fordonia leucobalia Maximum Size : 95 cm The Crab-eating Water Snake, or Whitebelly Mangrove Snake as it is called in Australia, confines itself mainly to tidal habitats, where it preys on small fish and crabs. In particula...
Blue Bronzeback Snake: Singapore Nature 2022
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Filmed this beautiful Blue Bronzeback snake on the edge of the Central Catchment Forest , Singapore, April 2022. A big thank you to Adam! Family : COLUBRIDAE Species: Dendrelaphis cyanochloris Maximum Size : 1.5 metres The Blue Bronzeback Dendrelaphis cyanochloris occurs predominantly in lowland primary forest and adjacent mature secondary forest. This long and slender snake is an agile climber...
Giant Asian Pond Turtle: Singapore Nature 2022
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Filmed this huge Asian Giant Pond Turtle (Giant Leaf Terrapin) in the Central Catchment Forest Singapore, April 2022. Family : GEOEMYDIDAE Species : Heosemys grandis Maximum carapace length : 48 cm The Giant Leaf Terrapin (or 'Giant Asian Pond Turtle') inhabits standing water bodies such as ponds, lakes and slow-flowing pools in freshwater swamp forest. It prefers shallow water, and spends much...
Keeled Rat Snake: Singapore Nature 2022
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Filmed this huge Keeled Rat Snake on the edge of secondary forest in Singapore March 2022. Thanks to Francis and Desmond. Family : COLUBRIDAE Species : Ptyas carinata Maximum Size : 4.0 metres The Keeled Rat Snake occurs in a variety of lowland habitats, but appears more common in secondary forest and sparsely wooded, agricultural areas. It is less common in primary forest, seeming to prefer fo...
Melanistic Dog-toothed Cat Snake: Singapore Nature 2022
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Filmed this melanistic variation of the dog-toothed cat snake in the Central Catchment Forest, Singapore April 2022. These snakes can look dramatically different in coloration, the darker one having an excess of melanin. Family : COLUBRIDAE Species : Boiga cynodon Maximum Size : 2.8 metres The Dog-toothed Cat Snake inhabits lowland forests, particularly forest edge, and has adapted well to seco...
Striped Keelback Snake: Singapore Nature 2022
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Filmed this Striped Keelback snake March 2022 in the Central Catchment Forest Singapore. Family : NATRICIDAE Species : Xenochrophis vittatus Maximum Size : 70 cm The Striped Keelback inhabits moist, lowland agricultural areas, gardens and leafy suburbs. It is diurnal and often active in the mornings, and feeds mainly on frogs and fishes. It is generally terrestrial in habit, but sometimes may c...
Kopstein's Bronzeback Snake: Singapore Nature 2022
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Filmed this large Kopstein's Bronzeback snake in the central catchment forest Singapore, March 2022. The most striking of the six bronzeback species in Singapore, Family : COLUBRIDAE Species: Dendrelaphis kopsteini Maximum Size : 1.5 metres Also known as the Red-necked Bronzeback, this species was formerly confused with other bronzebacks, including the Elegant Bronzeback Dendrelaphis formosus, ...
Puff-faced Water Snake: Singapore Nature 2022
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Puff-faced Water Snake: Singapore Nature 2022
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