Discovering Malaysia

malaisatheris-122The south-east of Asia shows a remarkable richness of fauna. This sector notably aggregates the greatest density of “glider” animals: squirrels, lizards, frogs, snakes,… It is especially to observe one of them, the “flying dragon” Draco volans that we went to Malaysia for two weeks.
This trip can be summarized as a succession of visits of remarkable sites, from north to south, and from west to east. The nocturnal or diurnal surveys allowed us remarkable discoveries: numerous tree vipers of the genus Trimeresurus, some enormous Reticulated Pythons, strange cecilians, or the different species of the genus Boiga. (more…)

Morocco, year 2015

2015, Cerastes, Maroc, Reptiles, Serpents, Trips, Viperidae

2015 was the year of our first meeting with Abdou, one of the best herpetologists in Morocco. The opportunity, over two weeks, of a great visit of the country and of meeting its rich fauna. Our plan was a departure from Marrakech to visit and cross the famous High Atlas, then heading south to the first dunes of the Sahara. A first absolutly incredible trip with lots of discoveries. In the end, six species of Amphibians, and more than forty species of Reptiles, especially the very rare Echis leucogaster! A first visit that will lead to more others ones, for sure! (more…)

Trip to French Guiana

guyanatheris-197This winter, we planned an herpetological trip to French Guiana, where we have some good friends. French Guiana is a perfect destination for prospecting in the Amazon rainforest.
The three weeks were dedicated to the visit of several remarkable sites, to the west, to the east, and to the center of the country. The surveys have allowed us to make many remarkable observations, for example the Emerald Tree Boa Corallus caninus or the two species of the genus Pipa… Finally more than 140 species! (more…)

Costa Rica, Pura Vida

Costa Rica, Dipsadidae, Imantodes, Reptiles, Serpents, Trips

Costa Rica is a hot spot of biodiversity, rich of a wide variety of species, especially for Amphibians and Reptiles. A visit of the country in January 2012, over a period of three weeks, gave us a superb overview.
This naturalistic trip began with the visit of the northeastern part of the country, relatively dry and showing a specific herpetofauna. It continued on the east coast, heading south, until reaching the famous Corcovado. (more…)