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Old 6th May 2005   #1
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During our spring break, Wouter Beukema and I went to Corsica to do some herping. It was a very succesful trip with lots of interesting animals.

A list of the species we found:
Salamandra corsica
Euproctus montanus
Discoglossus sardus
Discoglossus montalentii
Rana lessonae bergeri
Podarcis siculus campestris
Podarcis siculus cetti
Podarcis tiliguerta
Archeolacerta bedriagae
Tarentola mauritanica
Hierophis viridiflavus
Natrix natrix corsa

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Salamandra corsica, adult female
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Pool with larvae of S. corsica
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Habitat of S. corsica
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Old 6th May 2005   #2
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Euproctus montanus, adult
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E. montanus juvenile
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Old 6th May 2005   #3
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And some non caudata photos:

Rana lessonae bergeri
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Habitat
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Hierophis viridiflavus
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Old 6th May 2005   #4
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cool! i've never seen a salamandra corsica picture before! it looks like you had a great trip!



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Old 6th May 2005   #5
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Yes it sure was a great trip William

Discoglossus eggs, my silhouette and a S. corsica larvae on the left Click the image to open in full size.

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Absolutely beautiful pictures, Mark.

Would love to have been there! Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 6th May 2005   #7
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That's so unfair, a tiny island in the Mediterranean has more species than england.



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Old 6th May 2005   #8
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Great photos Mark, I like the bergeri shot.

These are some of my shots:

Salamandra corsica
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A huge Corsican painted frog female, Discoglossus montalentii. The greatest known lenght is 62,5 mm (Nollert & Nollert 1992) Does anyone have recent info about this species? This female is way bigger than that.
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Old 6th May 2005   #9
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Hi,

great pictures!
But as far as I can measure it from the picture the female is 6,3cm long (just the body)

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Old 7th May 2005   #10
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Mark and Wouter, compliments


It's incredible, the dorsal pattern of Salamandra corsica looks impressive; it's like an awesome mixture of Salamandra s. bernardezi x longirostris. Genetic isolation on this species is evident...



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Old 23rd May 2005   #11
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Congratulations Mark and Wouter!
But...Salamandra corsica is not always that beautiful, most of the times they look much less yellow. You were at a good site!
If I can get my digital camera connected again to the pc I'll get you some pictures from Salamandra infraimmaculata from Turkey...on the Salamander part of this forum then...

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Very nice pics Mark and Wouter!

I had never been at CorsicaClick the image to open in full size.
What high did you find them?
I think there are mountains ut to 2700 m.

Greetings
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Serge, most of them where less yellow than the two on these photos, but less than I expected. This weren't really big exceptions. Maybe your are right, and we where just very lucky!

Paul, we found these Salamandra and Discoglossus at about 1200 meters. It's a beautiful place to go to for sure!



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