One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Mongoose » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:41 am

DK and JKA - This is just for you.. And who ever else wants to enjoy it..

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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby jka » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:22 am

Dude! Looks good! When and where did you take the snapshot?
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Mongoose » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:02 pm

It's a specimen we collected near Oysterbay. Was Over a month ago.
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby jka » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:36 pm

Any other good finds? Where do you get time for herping I thought exams would keep you busy?
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Westley Price » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:37 pm

Nice pic Mongoose.

They resemble Lycodonomorphus rufulus so much, it's uncanny.
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Fooble » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:05 pm

By collected you mean pickle you sicko.

westley wrote:Nice pic Mongoose.

They resemble Lycodonomorphus rufulus so much, it's uncanny.


They different in eye shape don't they? just from looking at some of my reference material here. But think im deluded.
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Durban Keeper » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:32 pm

Thanks for the sharing the photo dude. Awesome looking fuscus!
I don't think they resemble rufulus, well, maybe a little, but it's still very easy to tell them apart.

What was this specimen collected for? wet or dry collection?
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Pythonodipsas » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:17 pm

Mongoose you really disappoint me. That is a rufulus through and through. A child can see that.








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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Mongoose » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:54 pm

DK - It was collected for a museum specimen.

Some specimens do resemble rufulus alot more than others do - Having them in hand it is easier to tell them apart, but often from photographs it can be difficult.
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Durban Keeper » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:46 am

So the yellow bellied is belly up? Was a beautiful snake though.
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Westley Price » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:12 pm

Goose, Am I right saying there work done to include L. rufulus into Lamprophis?

I'm so "loskop" when it comes to keeping track of what work is being done on which species.
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Mongoose » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:20 pm

You are right, they seem to be appearing in the same clade, or atleast much closer than previously thought..
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby Vipernhunter » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:54 am

It is a nice lamprophis fuscus. 101 % like this on picture rufulus looks total different.
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Re: One for the Lamprophis Junkies. .

Postby nvlooi » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:45 am

MOngoose &Westley.

I recently heard about that aswell. Lycodonomorphos rufulus is genetically much closer to Lamprophis.
Interesting aswell is that Lamprohis swazicus is getting its own genus.

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