En route to Thailand and a stop over in Japan!

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 (@R_Klabacka) would agree!  Randy_sleeping

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!


Targaryen Dragons do exist!

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

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Pseudocalotes drogon Grismer et al. 2016Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 8.41.08 PM

Pseudocalotes rhaegal Grismer et al. 2016

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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.