Dr. Allen Allison on an Expedition to New Britain, PNG – Part 3

Now that the team is approaching the end of their trip, they are taking stock of the biological treasures they were able to find and collect.  The team collected 145 birds, 173 mammals, and a whopping 601 reptiles and amphibians!  Additionally, Ed de Vogel, the team’s botanist, documented the occurrence of over 150 different species of orchids in the region!

Irene Engilis

Bismarck whistler (Pachycephala citreogaster).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen Allison

Treasury Island tree frog (Litoria thesaurensis).

Irene Engilis

Masked flying fox (Pteropus capistratus)

Allen Allison

A species of snake in the Tropidonophis genus.

Allen Allison

Can you find the insect in this photo?

Irene Engilis

Dwarf kingfisher (Ceyx lepidus).

Irene Engilis

A leech. A common, but unwelcome visitor to the camp.

John Trochet

Irene Engilis holding an ashy myzomela (Myzomela cineracea).

Allen Allison

Platymantis caesiops

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irene Engilis

Pacific rat (Rattus exulans).

Allen Allison

Boulenger’s wrinkled ground frog (Platymantis boulengeri)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irene Engilis

John Trochet prepping bird specimens.

Irene Engilis

Birds and mammals that have been stuffed and packed for shipment back to Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irene Engilis

Ed de Vogel and Kore Maraia fixing the box used to dry plant specimens. Coleman lanterns provide heat and can dry specimens in the field.

Irene Engilis

Ed de Vogel organizing plant specimens back at camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on: 16 Dec 2016

Posted by: Molly Hagemann, Vertebrate Zoology Collection Manager

 

 

 

 

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