PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2008

 

EXPEDITION RESULTS
10th April - 29th May 2008
Herp Life List

 

 

HERP LIFE LIST
Hylidae Treefrogs  
Litoria caerulea White's treefrog WP
Ceratobatrachidae West Pacific frogs  
Platymantis cf. papuensis Papuan wrinkled ground frog MP
Bufonidae True frogs  
Rhinella marina Cane toad WNBP
     
Crocodylidae Crocodiles  
Crocodylus porosus Saltwater crocodile WP
Gekkonidae Geckos  
Cyrtodactylus cf. papuensis Papuan bent-toed gecko SHP, WNBP
Gekko vittatus Palm gecko MP
Lepidodactylus lugubris Mourning gecko CP
Nactus cf. pelagicus Pelagic gecko MP, SHP, WNBP
Scincidae Skinks  
Carlia aramia Aramia four-fingered skink WP
Carlia macfarlani Trans-Torres litter skink WP, CP
Carlia mysi Mys' four-fingered skink MP, WNBP
Carlia storri Western bicarinate four-fingered skink WP
Carlia sp. Highlands four-fingered skink SHP
Cryptoblepharus xenikos Trans-Fly snake-eyed skink WP
Cryptoblepharus yulensis Yule Island snake-eyed skink CP
Emoia atrocostata Shore skink WP
Emoia caeruleocauda Blue-tailed skink MP
Emoia jakati Jakati skink MP
Emoia longicauda Long-tailed skink WP
Emoia obscura Dusky skink CP
Eugongylus rufescens Brown sheen skink MP, SHP
Glaphyromorphus nigricaudis Black-tailed skink WP
Papuascincus sp.nov. Papuan highland skink SHP
Sphenomorphus cf. annectans Forest skink SHP
Sphenomorphus cf. papuae Papuan forest skink SHP
Sphenomorphus solomonis Solomons forest skink MP, WNBP
Sphenomorphus wolfii Wolf's forest skink MP
Tiliqua gigas evanescens Southern giant blue-tongue skink MP
Tribolonotus gracilis Crocodile skink MP
Varanidae Monitor lizards  
Varanus indicus Mangrove monitor WP
Typhlopidae Bindsnakes  
Ramphotyphlops braminus Brahminy blindsnake CP
Boidae Boas  
Candoia aspera schmidti New Guinea ground boa MP, WNBP
Candoia carinata carinata New Guinea tree boa MP
Pythonidae Pythons  
Morelia amethistina Amethystine python WP
Morelia spilota harrisoni New Guinea carpet python CP
Colubridae Typical snakes  
Boiga irregularis Brown treesnake WP, CP, MP, SHP
Dendrelaphis punctulatus Common treesnake WP
Stegonotus cf. cucullatus Slatey-grey snake SHP
Stegonotus cf. parvus New Britain ground snake WNBP
Natricidae Keelbacks  
Tropidonophis mairii mairii Eastern common keelback CP
Homalopsidae Mud and mangrove snakes  
Fordonia leucobalia Crab-eating mangrove snake WP
Myron richardsoni Richardson's mangrove snake WP
Elapidae Venomous snakes  
Acanthophis laevis Smooth-scaled death adder MP
Aspidomorphis muelleri Müller's crowned snake SHP
Demansia vestigiata Black whipsnake WP
Micropechis ikaheka New Guinea small-eyed snake MP
Oxyuranus scutellatus canni Papuan taipan WP
     
Frogs = 3 spp.; Crocodiles = 1sp.; Lizards = 26 spp.; Snakes = 17 spp.; Total = 47 species

"CP" = Central Province and NCD (Port Moresby);
"WP" = Western Province;
"MP" = Madang Province;
"SHP" = Southern Highlands Province;
"WNBP" = West New Britain Province;
"DOR only" refers to species only recorded as 'dead on road'.