PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2013

Oro Province
Sangara
(second visit)

Back at Sangara we concentrated on snakes, although we did find a Brown sheen skink (Eugongylus rufescens) in the first pile of palm fronds.

Brown sheen skink,
Eugongylus rufescens

We found several more Mcdowell's bevel-nosed boas (Candoia paulsoni mcdowelli).

McDowell's bevel-nosed ground boa,
Candoia paulsoni mcdowelli

Also two Long-tailed keelbacks (Tropidonophis multiscutellatus), a Little ground snake (Stegonotus parvus), and two Common treesnakes (Dendrelaphis punctulatus), the larger one bearing a considerable encysted tapeworm burden.

Little ground snake,
Stegonotus parvus
Common treesnake,
Dendrelaphis punctulatus
juvenile
Common treesnake,
Dendrelaphis punctulatus
adult with encysted tapeworms (Cestoda)
Long-tailed keelback,
Tropidonophis multiscutellatus