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Discussion in 'Challenges, Quizzes, Competitions & Games' started by ThylacineAlive, 31 Dec 2018.

  1. Penshet

    Penshet Well-Known Member

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    During my visit in early September I did see the Pichincha poison dart frogs (in the Guyanan part of the big hall) and Macedonian newts (in the European vivarium), but the Majorcan midwife toads were offshow.

    In addition, the guidebook mentions that the alpine newts are of the Bosnian subspecies (I. a. reiseri)
     
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  2. Imperator Furiosa

    Imperator Furiosa Well-Known Member

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    National Aquarium in Baltimore - 10/13/2019
    69. Splashback Poison Frog (Adelphobates galactonotus)
    70. Smooth-sided Toad (Rhaebo guttatus)
    71. Harlequin Poison Frog (Oophaga histrionica)
    72. Yellow-striped Poison Frog (Dendrobates truncatus)

    Milwaukee County Zoo - 11/16/2019
    73. Cranwell’s Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli)
    74. Common Surinam Toad (Pipa pipa)

    I actually saw an additional new species as the MCZ, one of the two dwarf siren species. However, the species wasn't noted on the signage so if anyone happens to know which dwarf siren Milwaukee keeps let me know.

    I also will likely have two more big zoo visits before the end of the year, both in mid December. I'll hopefully be able to pass 80 species with those trips, but we will have to see.
     
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  3. birdsandbats

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    I'm pretty sure it's Siren intermedia.
     
  4. Imperator Furiosa

    Imperator Furiosa Well-Known Member

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    It was a dwarf siren (genus Pseudobranchus), not a lesser siren. Exhibit signage listed the genus, however it did not list the species.
     
  5. birdsandbats

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    Probably Northern then, judging by size alone.
     
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    Sacramento Zoo (Nov. 23, 2019)
    18. Sambava tomato frog (Dyscophus guineti)
     
  7. Marhi

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    Berlin Zoo (Berlin, DE) - visit on November 30, 2019 - NEW :)

    73) Hong Kong Whipping Frog (Polypedates megacephalus) - létavka velkohlavá
    74) Brongersma's Toad (Pseudepidalea brongersmai) - ropucha marocká
    75) Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) - axolotl tygrovaný
    76) Giant Tree Frog (Litoria infrafrenata) - rosnice běloretá
    77) Algerian ribbet newt (Pleurodeles nebulosis) - žebrovník zamlžený
    78) Chinese warty newt (Paramesotriton chinensis) - pačolek čínský
    79) Sabana Surinam Toad (Pipa parva) - pipa malá

    I expected more new species for me but it was nice visit.
     
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  8. Marhi

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    Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Wien, AT) - visit on December 13, 2019 - NEW :)

    80) Red Poison Dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio) - pralesnička drobná
    81) Mountain Chicken Frog (Leptodactylus fallax) - hvízdalka

    Wonderful visit. Of course, Tiergarten has amazing collection of amphibians but most of them are behind the scenes. But they are doing some construction work at Aquarium and Terrarium these days. They finished some terrariums and they put Mountain Chicken Frog (CR) on show. And I finally saw Red Poison Dart Frog, there was individual calling loudly. It was wonderful.
     
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  9. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful, unexpected lifers.

    Saint Louis Zoo 11/29/19

    106. Rio Pescado stubfoot toad, Atelopus balios
    107. “Wampucrum,” Atelopus sp. “Limon”*

    *some confusion over whether this is an undescribed species or an existing unidentified existing one, but in any case in PM Thylo said I could count it.
     
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  10. TeaLovingDave

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    Very nice indeed - judging from photographs I have seen in the past of this form, I suspect it will turn out to be one of the spumarius forms, but of course this would still be a lifer for you either way :)
     
  11. drill

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    On public display?
     
  12. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    ~Thylo
     
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  13. TeaLovingDave

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    Don't suppose you got photographs of the newts?
     
  14. jayjds2

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    That’s what I initially thought, when I heard the species first came to the US (early this year). Since then I’ve become a little less certain, so I’d be interested to hear more.
    Yes, including tadpoles for balios.
     
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  15. FunkyGibbon

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    So close....

    Dudley Zoo - 27/11/19

    95. Siren intermedia - Lesser siren

    London Zoo - 4/12/19

    96. Euproctus platycephalus - Sardinian brook salamander
    97. Alytes cisternasii - Iberian midwife toad
    98. Xenopus longipes - Lake Oku clawed frog
    99. Rhacophorus feae - Fea's tree frog
     
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  16. FunkyGibbon

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    Something I've been meaning to ask. What time did you see these? In two visits and heaven knows how many trips to the terrarium I had no luck.
     
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  17. Penshet

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    @TeaLovingDave Sadly I do not. I am planning to go back next year though, so I will see if I can take a photo then.

    @FunkyGibbon I think a little before noon? IIRC it was hidden under a piece of bark or a log and we could only see its tail.
     
  18. Imperator Furiosa

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    Milwaukee County Zoo - 11/16/2019
    75. Northern Dwarf Siren (Pseudobranchus striatus)

    Brookfield Zoo (again) -12/22/2019
    76. Chinese Fire Belly Newt (Cynops orientalis)
    77. Bumblebee Toad (Melanophryniscus stelzneri)

    This is going to be my last update for the challenge. Unfortunately my planned big zoo trips got cancelled, traveling with a double ear infection and sinus infection isn't advisable. Still, saw far more species than I expected to this year. I'll post a final total update closer to New Years eve. It's been a fun challenge, looking forward to next year!
     
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  19. Marhi

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    Zoo Praha (Prague, CZ) - visit on December 15, 2019 - NEW :)

    82) Colorado River Toad (Incilius alvarius) - ropucha coloradská
     
  20. jayjds2

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    Identified as Atelopus pulcher at all US institutions with it.

    Dallas World Aquarium 12/22/19

    108. Amazon poison frog, Ranitomeya amazonica
     
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