Field Report – Two weeks in Malaysia – January 2016 – Part One

Hello everybody ! New year and new herping trip, this time in SE of Asia: Malaysia ! Time is counted this year, and it’s only two weeks that we have to visit the country and discover  its herpetofauna…

Special thanks for Frank and Peter, who help us a lot to prepare the travel.

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Go to part three.

All pictures by Laurent Barthe, Fabrice Bernard, Maud & Matthieu Berroneau.

Step 1: North part

After a long flight without end, punctuated by many adventures,  we landed late in Langkawi, an island in the north of the country. Ready for discovery, including the highly anticipated Draco, but also a huge Python, far too close for one of my hand. An injury that will bother me for the rest of the trip, but full of good memories!

 

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Hemidactylus frenatus

 

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Our first Draco, Draco blandfordii, an absolutly crazy species!

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Hylarana… labialis ?

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Phrynoidis aspera

Microhyla berdmorei

Microhyla berdmorei

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Hylarana erythraea – Very common frogs and toads near the stream

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Young Eutropis longicaudata ?

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Eutropis multifasciata

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Another Draco, Draco volans !

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A beautiful young Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis

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Tokay ! Gekko gecko, abundant here.

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Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis, adult one

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Draco volans, defensive behavior

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The not too ugly Xenopeltis unicolor

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Limnonectes blythii

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Polypedates leucomastyx

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Varanus salvator, very abundant

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Great: Yellow-striped caecilian

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Dogania subplana

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Duttaphrynus melanosticus, the Asian toad

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Eutropis multifasciata

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Epic french traduction!

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The bad boy

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The injury

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Malayopython reticulatus

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Ahaetulla prasina

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Then we go to the north of the country, in order to find and photograph the highly anticipated Calloselasma rhodostoma. The weather, very dry, do not really help, but finally we find the beast.

 

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Microhyla fissipes

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Lygosoma bowringii ?

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Calloselasma rhodostoma!

 

Step 2: Central West-Coast

No time to rest, we descend along the west coast to reach the touristic island of Pulau Pangkor.  Good place for swim and hike, but before all, a small stop to meet an other high hoped species : the crazy Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus, the Mangrove Pit-Viper

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Emioa acrocostata

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Fordonia leucobalia

 

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Trimesurus purpureomaculatus

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Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus

Numerous Trimesurus purpureomaculatus here… Great night !

 

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