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

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All pictures by Maud, Matthieu Berroneau & Abdellah Bouazza.

Step 3: Road to the south : Tata and Assa

The next step is now the south… Here we rapidly meet our main problem : hot weather. Cause to Chergui, the hot wind come from Sahara, the temperature raise to reach very high level… The result: no activity after 10:00 or before 20:00…

Lickily, we find some great thing, and especially Echis leucogaster!

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Ptyodactylus oudrii

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Lesser Egyptian Gerbil

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Desert, road and truck

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Strange rocky landscape near Tata

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Chalcides ocellatus

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Acanthodactylus boskianus

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Young Uromastyx nigriventris

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Same one

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First Stenodactylus mauritanicus

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Hot!

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Typical landscape of Morocco

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Large Uromastyx nigriventris

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Tarentola boehmei

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The long & hot road…

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Again two colored Uromastyx nigriventris

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Good place for sleep

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Tropiocolotes algericus

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Ptyodactylus oudrii

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Jaculus jaculus

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Trapelus boehmei

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Uromastyx nigriventris again

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Stenodactylus mauritanicus and its shadow

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Stenodactylus mauritanicus

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Echis leucogaster!

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Maud and the great find

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Beautiful head of Echis leucogaster

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Echis leucogaster in habitat

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Acanthodactylus boskianus

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Trapelus boehmei

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Rhagerhis moilensis, death on road…

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Classic posture of Uromastyx nigriventris

Step 4: Road to coast

Now it’s time to reach the coast, and some coolness. Time to find some intersting species, like Cerastes cerastes, Mauremys leprosa saharica… and Bitis arietans! Abdou joins us for the week-end.

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Guelmim road

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Saurodactylus brosetii

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Beautiful Cerastes cerastes!

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The dragoon in the night…

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Amietophrynus mauritanicus

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Agama impalearis

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Pelophylax saharicus

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River near Tiseguenane

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Atlantoxerus getulus

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Mauremys leprosa tracks

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Mauremys leprosa saharica

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Beautiful female of Agama impalearis

 

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Acanthodactylus aureus

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Mesalina olivieri

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Numerous Mauremys here…

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Chamaeleo chamaeleon, found crossing the road…

 

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… and release in a safe place

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Bitis arietans!

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Bitis shooting

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 Back to part one.

Go to part three.

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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