By Kirby, W. F. (William Forsell), 1844-1912
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
Schubert, Gotthilf Heinrich von, 1780-1860
Publication info Brighton :E. & J.B. Young and Co.,1889; BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
Spiny turtle (Heosemys spinosa)
The spiny turtle is known from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Sadly this species is highly endangered!
It inhabits lowland and hill rainforest, usually in the vicinity of small streams, mainly in hill areas up to 900 m above sea level.
Mating behaviour appears to be triggered by rain; in captivity, spraying males with water results in them chasing females and attempting to mount. Nothing is known of nesting behaviour in the wild.
Stripes to you!
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I live in Colorado now. It looks like this.
It really is the best state…
Herp Adventures in SE Arizona
Recently, friend of the blog, herpetologist, and naturalist, Robert Anthony Villa went on a herping trip to a mixed desert-grassland area in South East Arizona Here are some awesome photos of a few of the things he saw…
1 & 2 - Mexican Hog-nosed Snake (Heterodon kennerlyi)
3 - Western Green Toad (Bufo [Anaxyrus] debilis)
4 - California Kingsnake (Lapropeltis californiae)
5 - Black-headed Snake (Tantilla nigriceps)
6 - Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)
Bronze Mabuya (Eutropis macularia)
Also known as the bronze grass skink, the bronze mabuya is a species of skink (Scincide) which occurs in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and northwest Malaysia. Like other members of its genus E. macularia likely feeds on a range of insects and other small invertebrates.
Glad to see so many fierce babies this year