Saturday, September 20, 2008

Revisit Selai Endau-Rompin Johor

1st - 4th August 2008 fieldworks were carried out with my Japanese counterparts from University of Kyoto, Japan (Prof. Masafumi MATSUI Sensei, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nihsikawa San & Amir Hamidy San). My beloved sifu Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhayati Ahmad couldn't join us coz she have to attend various important meetings, seminars & events at the university campus :)

It was a dry season this time around :( so we're not managed to collect many interesting amphibians for scientific purpose.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Field Trip to Hulu Terengganu - Sg. Hulu Terengganu (Mati)

The field trip was conducted from 27th January until 6th February 2007. It takes two days to reach at the base camp by boat. As usual, any field trip i will handling the herpetofauna survey and collections.
to be continued...

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Scientific Expedition Bintang Hijau PERAK 2006


see all of you in next expedition n keep on herping!!!

The expedition was organised from 17th - 22nd December 2006 by the Peninsular Malaysia Forestry Department, Perak Foresty Department and collaboration with UKM . It was held at the two sites viz. Bubu Virgin Jungle Reserve (537 hectars - located near Ulu Kenas Recreational Park) and Bintang Hijau Virgin Jungle Reserve (715 hectars - Lata Kekabu Recreational Park).

HERPETOFAUNA's group was assigned to carry out the survey on herptiles in the areas.

Scientists at work!!!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Field Trip to Hulu Terengganu - Tembat's Waterfall

8th - 13th Septmber 2006

Amphibians' Collections

Amolops larutensis
Bufo asper
Bufo parvus
Bufo cf. parvus
Leptotlalax heteropus
Megophrys nasuta
Microhyla heymonsi
Limnonectes blythii
Limnonectes malesianus
Limnonectes kuhlii
Polypedates leucomystax
Phrynoglossus leavis
Occidozyga sumatrana
Rana laticeps
Rana picturata
Rana nicobariensis

Daicus M Bellabut

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Selai Johor Endau-Rompin Revisit

Recently, I went to Selai Johor Endau-Rompin for Herpetofauna Survey (2nd - 6th September 2006). Four nights herping we managed to collect snakes, frogs, toad and lizards.

There are added records for the Selai Johor Endau-Rompin herpetofauna viz. Reptiles: Lizards (Cosymbotus craspedotus, Lipinia vittigera, Draco maximus, Cyrtodactylus semenanjungensis, Cyrtodactylus consobrinus, Gehyra mutilata, Draco sumatranus, Draco quinquefasciatus ); Snakes (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus, Boiga nigriceps,Boiga cynodon, Trimeresurus popeirum); Amphibians: Anurans (Bufo gollumi, Bufo cf. parvus, Rhacophorus appendiculatus, Rhacophorus reinwardtii, Nyctixalus pictus, Microhyla borneensis, Limnonectes plicatellus, Ansonia endauensis).

There are a few mammals spotted during the night survey viz. Malayan Flying Lemur Cynocephalus variegatus, Slow Loris Nycticebus coucang and Leopard cat. Phamids are also found during this trip such male Heteroptryx dilata, Asceles malaccae, Stheneboea malayana, Plyaemenes mitratus, Lonchodes brevipes and a few others.

Birds also spotted during the daytime survey such Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis Scarlet-rumped Trogon Harpactes duvaucelii, Raffles' Malkoha Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus, Rufous-tailed Tailorbird Orthotomus sericeus,Hill Myna Gracula religiosa, Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis,Babblers, Bulbuls and many others.

Finally i m managed chit chatting with my old friends after 4 years since the first Scientific Expedition to Selai Johor Endau-Rompin...En. Ramli (is there any 'periuk misteri' ?) and Orang Asli (Jakun's Tribe) viz. Tali, Jasin, Murni, Tipah, Iman, Awang and Sehan. We talked about the late Mr Adli Mansor (Person-in-Charge of Selai) - May his soul rest in perfect peace...

Hope to see all of you in my next visit :)

Daicus M. Bellabut
September 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Megophrys nasuta (Schlegel, 1837)

'Malayan Horned Frog'

#Male (SV - 75.90mm)

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Bufo asper Gravenhorst, 1829

'Giant River Toad'

# Male (SV-132.50mm)


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