04 July 2012 2 of 2


NANCURO, MANATUTO DIST., TIMOR-LESTE

 


TIMOR-LESTE REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SURVEY
PHASE VII: NANCURO DAY 2

Day 2 also produced our first Nancuro Bent-toed geckos (Cyrodactylus sp.), a male and a female, and Andrew proudly returned with two juvenile Pumpkin frogs (Kaloula cf. baleata) which were our first outside the convent grounds. As they hop, these small round frogs expose flash-markings like eye spots on their thighs and rear, intending to intimidate a potential predator.

 

Bent-toed gecko (male, with regenerating tail)
Cyrtodactylus sp.
Bent-toed gecko (female)
Cyrtodactylus sp.
Pumpkin frog (juvenile)
Kaloula cf. baleata
Pumpkin frog (flash-markings on thighs)
Kaloula cf. baleata

Nancuro had once again been a resoundingly productive location, but tomorrow we were set to move on to the only district in which we had not previously carried out fieldwork - Bobonaro near the Indonesian border.