Twin-barred Tree Snake

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Twin-barred Tree Snake (Chrysopelea pelias)
Mandai, 6th July 2012

This photo of a dead Twin-barred Tree Snake was taken by A. Ghani Saine, and shared on Facebook. It’s possible that it had been run over by a bicycle, hence its relatively intact appearance.

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Spotted House Gecko

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Spotted House Gecko (Gekko monarchus)
Greenridge Crescent, 4th July 2012

This photo of a dead Spotted House Gecko was taken by Amanda Tan.

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Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)
Petir Road, 9th July 2012

This photo of a dead adult male Sunda Pangolin was shared by Marcus Chua. The cause of death is currently unknown.

The specimen was retrieved and added to the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research’s collections. This 2002 article by N. Sivasothi explains the importance of retrieving wildlife carcasses that can be used for research and exhibition purposes, and some of the challenges faced.

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American Bullfrog

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American Bullfrog(?) (Lithobates catesbeianus)
Dairy Farm Nature Park, 15th July 2012

This carcass of a large frog was found by Ong SayLin. Based on the size, and the patterns on what remains of the skin on the legs, I believe that it might be an American Bullfrog. This non-native (and potentially invasive) species has been recorded from several locations in Singapore, most probably due to intentional release by people.

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