The boys are back in Burma (Myanmar) in search of “Cyrts” (Cyrtodactylus) for our ongoing research on the landscape genomics of karst adapted geckos in the Salween basin. In an attempt to get over jet lag, we stuffed ourselves with thai food and spent the afternoon doing some sightseeing around the Bogyoke Market, the Strand waterfront, and the Sule Pagoda.
More new species of Geckos from Myanmar! Plenty more to come!
As we start our journey to Thailand and Malaysia for some fieldwork, we all have to go through the delights/hells of travel. Maybe this is just me but sleeping on a plane is never good and is always a pain in the neck (literally). I think Randy (@) would agree!
At least the food on Delta wasn’t bad and with the choice of ice cream for dessert I think they are trying to make a statement.
I guess we are not allowed to stand on the toilets in Japan. Who knew!
Our recent paper describes three new species of Pseudocalotes from sky islands in Peninsular Malaysia named after Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons from #GameofThrones. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4136.3.3
Pseudocalotes drogon Grismer et al. 2016
Pseudocalotes rhaegal Grismer et al. 2016
Pseudocalotes viserion Grismer et al. 2016
Grismer, L. L., Quah, E. S. H., Wood, Jr., P. L., Anuar, S., Muin, A., Davis, H. R., Murdoch, M. L., Grismer, J. L., Cota, M., and Cobos, A. J. 2016.Dragons in the mist: three new species of Pseudocalotes Fitzinger (Squamata: Agamidae) from the sky island archipelago of Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 4136 (3):461–490.