Field Report – Two week in South of Morocco – May 2015 – Part Three

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Go to part two.

All pictures by Maud, Matthieu Berroneau & Abdellah Bouazza.

 

We continue our journey along the coast, visiting Sidi-Ifni and Tiznit. Time to find, for example, Tarentola chazalie, Eumeces algeriensis or Quedenfeldtia moerens

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The beach near Sidi Ifni

 

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Chalcides polylepis

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Psammomys obesus

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Sidi Ifni landscape

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Tarentola chazalie

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Macroprotodon brevis, found DOR

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Barbarophryne brongersmai

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A beautiful Saurodactylus brosetii

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Another good place near Sidi Ifni

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Eumeces algeriensis in habitat

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Head of Eumeces algeriensis

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Pit with lot of Amphibians

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Bufotes boulengeri

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Numerous youngs Bufotes boulengeri

 

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Testudo graeca

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The nice Quedenfeldtia moerens

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Male and female

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Tarentola mauritanica juliae

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Nice male of Quedenfeldtia moerens

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Nice Malpolon monspessulanus saharatlanticus

 

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Young Testudo graeca

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Acanthodactylus pardalis busacki

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Dark Vador…

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Tracks of Tarentola chazalie

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Impressive rock structure

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Acanthodactylus aureus

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Step 5: Go to the south coast

The last step concern the south coast, to meet the start of the sand desert… Unfortunatly, Chergui come back, with hard and hot wind… This has made difficult surveys, but finally it was an intersting moment!

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Chalcides polylepis

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Maud happy with Chalcides

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Good place near Akhfenir…

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But very hot for us…

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… and for Tarentola chazalie!

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Acanthodactylus tracks

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Acanthodactylus aureus, female…

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and male

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Tarentola mauritanica pallida

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Lytorhynchus diadema

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Lytorhynchus diadema in habitat

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Dry place near Tan-Tan

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Hemorrhois hippocrepis, killed just ahead our car…

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… and Spalerosophis dolichospilus, crahed too, but still alive.

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Hemorrhois hippocrepis, found and saved in a pit

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Last picture near the beach… See you soon!

 

Morocco is a must to go place for herpers… Hot weather no help us, but the experience was great! See you soon…

 

Amphibiens

Pelophylax saharicus
Amietophrynus mauritanicus
Bufotes boulengeri
Barbarophryne brongersmai
Discoglossus scovazzi
Hyla meridionalis

 

Reptiles

Mauremys l. leprosa
Mauremys l. saharica
Testudo graeca
Chamaeleo chamaeleon
Chalcides montanus
Chalcides ocellatus
Chalcides polylepis
Chalcides sphenopsiformis (tracks only)
Scincus albifasciatus (tracks only)
Eumeces algeriensis
Hyalosaurus koellikeri (dead one)
Acanthodactylus aureus
Acanthodactylus boskianus
Acanthodactylus pardalis maculatus
Acanthodactylus pardalis busacki
Mesalina olivieri
Psammodromus algirus algirus
Ptyodactylus oudrii
Saurodactylus brosetii
Tropiocolotes algericus
Stenodactylus mauritanicus
Tarentola boehmei
Tarentola chazalie
Tarentola mauritanica juliae
Tarentola mauritanica mauritanica
Tarentola mauritanica pallida
Quedenfeldtia moerens
Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus
Atlantolacerta andreanskyi
Podarcis vaucheri
Scelarcis perspicillata
Timon tanginatus
Agama impalearis
Trapelus boehmei
Uromastyx nigriventris
Natrix maura
Hemorrhois hippocrepis
Psammophis schokari
Rhagerhis moilensis (DOR)
Spalerosophis dolichospilus
Lytorhynchus diadema
Macroprotodon brevis (DOR)
Malpolon monspessulanus monspessulanus
Malpolon monspessulanus saharatlanticus
Vipera monticola
Cerastes cerastes
Bitis arietans
Echis leucogaster

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