Zambia

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Zambia

Postby rvanhuyssteen » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:07 pm

I traveled to Zambia this month to witness the biggest mammal migration. Ten million Straw-coloured fruit bats descend on a forest in Kasanka to feast. After Kasanka I spent a few days in a wilderness area called Mutinondo. Then two weeks in Lusaka. These are my finds.

Please if any of my frog identifications are wrong can you assist me?

Thanks for looking.

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Common Rough-Scaled Lizard (Ichnotropis squamulosa)

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Lygodactylus capensis

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Trachylepis wahlbergii


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Kinixys spekii


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Trachylepis margaritifer


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Lygodactylus angolensis


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Afroablepharus walbergii

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Chamaeleo dilepis

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Trachylepis varia


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Southern Tree Agama (Acanthocercus atricollis)


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Ngoshe (Dendroaspis polylepis)


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Chondrodactylus turneri

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Pachydactylus punctatus

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Pachydactylus oshaughnessyi

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Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia


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Hyperolius

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Common Squeaker (Arthroleptis stenodactylus)

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Arthroleptis stenodactylus

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Amietia angolensis

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Amietophrynus rangeri

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Leptopelis bocagi

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Mertensophryne taitana

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Schismaderma carens

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Schismaderma carens

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Hyperolius marmoratus

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Hemisus marmoratus

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Amietophrynus maculatus

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Giant Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus)

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Breviceps poweri

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Phrynobatrachus natalensis

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Phrynobatrachus natalensis

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Phrynobatrachus natalensis

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Phrynobatrachus natalensis

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Phrynobatrachus natalensis

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Dwarf Puddle Frog (Phrynobatrachus mababiensis)

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Xenopus

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Amietophrynus gutturalis


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Kassina senegalensis

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Belostomatidae and Kassina

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Ptychadena mascareniensis

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Ptychadena mascareniensis

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Ptychadena oxyrhynchus

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Ptychadena oxyrhynchus

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Tomopterna cryptotis


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Hildebrandtia ornata

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Pandinus viatoris

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Lychas burdoi

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Ceratogyrus sanderi
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Re: Zambia

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:15 am

Great finds. How common were the Wahlberg's skinks ?
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Re: Zambia

Postby rvanhuyssteen » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:35 pm

Thanks

The Trachylepis wahlbergii are very common. They are like the T striata and T punctatisima in surburbia in South Africa. But maybe more common because Zambians do not like cats.

Some corrections:

Common Squeaker (Arthroleptis stenodactylus) is actually A xenochirus (plain one remains Arthroleptis stenodactylus)

Amietophrynus rangeri is A maculatus (A rangeri is absent from zambia).

Amietia angolensis is Ptychadena oxyrhynchus.

Hyperolius is H. kivuensis.
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Re: Zambia

Postby Westley Price » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:15 am

Great finds and what an awesome variety of amphibians!

I know the northern populations of P. oshaughnessyi have recently been elevated to full species status as P. katanganus but not sure if your specimen is far enough north...maybe something to look into.
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Re: Zambia

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:24 pm

This is great! Although from Zambia most of these guys are also found in S.A.
Send more pics if you have them.
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Re: Zambia

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:17 pm

You must have had lots of fun. Thanks for posting.
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