My personal life-list

Having spent a significant amount of time in some of the best national parks of Thailand, I’m fortunate to have seen a long list of species.
Reptiles & mammals are my primary goals when visiting the Thai jungles, but I do enjoy the more colorful bird species as well to fill up the time between the mammal and herpetofauna sightings 😉 .

Dhole in Khao Yai

Dhole, Cuon alpinus feeding on Sambar Deer carcass in Khao Yai national park, Thailand.

Without a doubt, the highlight of it all is the Mainland Clouded Leopard; the most beautiful cat in the world I dare to say.
Also one of the most elusive species around. Still, I have been extremely fortunate to see this species more than once. The very first encounter being the most unforgettable.
A female with two large cubs crossed the road while we were on a night drive in Khao Yai national park. The two cubs slowly followed their mother into the jungle, but showed little fear and looked us straight in the eyes.
As usual with these exceptional sightings I did not have my camera with me. Actually, I had a pocket camera on me, but as the name says, it was in my pocket. Being stunned by the appearance of these magnificent creatures, it took 5 minutes after the sighting before I realized that I had this little camera with me…
Apart from one fleeting sighting of one running across the road in Khao Yai in the late afternoon, I only had one other ‘reasonable’ chance to photograph this species. In April 2015. But my torch was running out of battery power and couldn’t offer enough light for my camera to lock focus on the cat in the distance. Again I returned home without photographic evidence.
One day I will get a shot!

Enough about this, time for the list.

 

WILDLIFE OF THAILAND – PERSONAL LIFE LIST

MAMMALS OF THAILAND – MAMMALIA

    PHOLIDOTA

    Pangolins – Manidae

  1. Sunda Pangolin, Manis javanica
  2.  

    INSECTIVORA

    Gymnures – Erinaceidae

  3. Moonrat, Echinosorex gymnura
  4. Short-tailed Gymnure, Hylomys suillus
  5.  

    Moles – Talpidae

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    Shrews – Soricidae

  6. Himalayan Water Shrew, Chimarrogale himalayica
  7.  

    SCANDENTIA

    Feather-tailed Treeshrews – Ptilocercidae

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    Treeshrews – Tupaiidae

  8. Northern Treeshrew, Tupaia belangeri
  9. Common Treeshrew, Tupaia glis
  10.  

    DERMOPTERA

    Colugos – Cynocephalidae

  11. Sunda Flying Lemur, Galeopterus variegatus
  12.  

    CHIROPTERA – BATS

    Fruit Bats – Pteropodidae

  13. Malayan Spotted-winged Fruit Bat, Balionycteris seimundi
  14. Sunda Short-nosed Fruit Bat, Cynopterus cf. brachyotis
  15. Ratanaworabhan’s Fruit Bat, Megaerops niphanae
  16. Island Flying Fox, Pteropus hypomelanus
  17. Large Flying Fox, Pteropus vampyrus
  18. Lyle’s Flying Fox, Pteropus lylei
  19.  

    Mouse-tailed Bats – Rhinopomatidae

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    Sheath-tailed & Tomb Bats – Emballonuridae

  20. Lesser Sheath-tailed Bat, Emballonura monticola
  21. Black-bearded Tomb Bat, Taphozous melanopogon
  22.  

    Hog-nosed Bats – Craseonycteridae

  23. Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat, Craseonycteris thonglongyai
  24.  

    Hollow-faced Bats – Nycteridae

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    False-vampires – Megadermatidae

  25. Lesser False Vampire Bat, Megaderma spasma
  26.  

    Horseshoe Bats – Rhinolophidae

  27. Croslet Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus coelophyllus
  28. Great Woolly Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus luctus
  29. Shamel’s Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus shameli
  30. Thai Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus thailandensis
  31.  

    Roundleaf Bats – Hipposideridae

  32. Great Roundleaf Bat, Hipposideros armiger
  33. Intermediate Roundleaf Bat, Hipposideros larvatus
  34. Large-eared Roundleaf Bat, Hipposideros pomona
  35.  

    Common Bats – Vespertilionidae

  36. Painted Bat, Kerivoula picta
  37.  

    Free-tailed Bats – Molossidae

  38. Asian Wrinkle-lipped Bat, Chaerephon plicatus
  39.  

    PRIMATES – PROSIMIANS, MONKEYS & APES

    Slow Loris – Lorisidae

  40. Bengal Slow Loris, Nycticebus bengalensis
  41. Sunda Slow Loris, Nycticebus coucang
  42.  

    Monkeys – Cercopithecidae

  43. Stump-tailed Macaque, Macaca arctoides
  44. Assamese Macaque, Macaca assamensis
  45. Crab-eating Macaque (Long-tailed Macaque), Macaca fascicularis
  46. Northern Pig-tail Macaque, Macaca leonina
  47. Southern Pig-tail Macaque, Macaca nemestrina
  48. Banded Langur, Presbytis femoralis
  49. White-thighed Langur, Presbytis siamensis
  50. Indochinese Grey Langur, Trachypithecus crepusculus
  51. Dusky Langur, Trachypithecus obscurus
  52.  

    Gibbons – Hylobatidae

  53. Agile Gibbon, Hylobates agilis
  54. White-handed Gibbon, Hylobates lar
  55. Pileated Gibbon, Hylobates pileatus
  56. Note: Have seen Pileated x White-handed Gibbon hybrids (Khao Yai)

     

    CARNIVORA – DOGS, BEARS, WEASELS, MARTENS, OTTERS, CIVETS, MONGOOSES & CATS

    Dogs – Canidae

  57. Golden Jackal, Canis aureus
  58. Dhole (Asian Wild Dog), Cuon alpinus
  59.  

    Bears – Ursidae

  60. Malayan Sun Bear, Helarctos malayanus
  61. Asian Black Bear, Ursus thibetanus
  62.  

    Mustelids – Mustelidae

  63. Hog Badger, Arctonyx collaris
  64. Smooth-coated Otter, Lutrogale perspicillata
  65. Yellow-throated Marten, Martes flavigula
  66.  

    Civets – Viverridae

  67. Binturong, Arctictis binturong
  68. Small-toothed Palm Civet, Arctogalidia trivirgata
  69. Banded Civet, Hemigalus derbyanus
  70. Masked Palm Civet, Paguma larvata
  71. Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
  72. Large Indian Civet, Viverra zibetha
  73. Small Indian Civet, Viverricula indica
  74.  

    Linsangs – Prionodontidae

  75. Banded Linsang, Prionodon linsang
  76.  

    Mongooses – Herpestidae

  77. Small Asian Mongoose, Herpestes javanicus
  78. Crab-eating Mongoose, Herpestes urva
  79.  

    Cats – Felidae

  80. Clouded Leopard, Neofelis nebulosa
  81. Indochinese Leopard (both spotted and black phase), Panthera pardus delacouri
  82. Marbled Cat, Pardofelis marmorata
  83. Leopard Cat, Prionailurus bengalensis
  84. Fishing Cat, Prionailurus viverrinus
  85.  

    PROBOSCIDEA

    Elephants – Elephantidae

  86. Asian Elephant, Elephas maximus
  87.  

    PERISSODACTYLA – ODD-TOED UNGULATES

    Tapirs – Tapiridae

  88. Asian Tapir, Tapirus indicus
  89.  

    Rhinoceroses – Rhinocerotidae

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    ARTIODACTYLA – EVEN-TOED UNGULATES

    Pigs – Suidae

  90. Wild Boar, Sus scrofa
  91.  

    Mousedeer – Tragulidae

  92. Lesser Mousedeer, Tragulus kanchil
  93. Greater Mousedeer, Tragulus napu
  94.  

    Deer – Cervidae

  95. Hog Deer, Axis porcinus (Re-introduced)
  96. Fea’s Muntjac (Tenasserim Muntjac), Muntiacus feae
  97. Indian Muntjac, Muntiacus muntjak
  98. Eld’s Deer, Rucervus eldii (Re-introduced)
  99. Sambar Deer, Rusa unicolor
  100.  

    Cattle & Goats – Bovidae

  101. Gaur, Bos frontalis
  102. Banteng, Bos javanicus
  103. Indochinese Serow, Capricornis milneedwardsi
  104. Southern Serow, Capricornis sumatraensis
  105. Chinese Goral, Naemorhedus griseus
  106.  

    RODENTIA – SQUIRRELS, RATS & PORCUPINES

    Squirrels – Sciuridae

  107. Grey-bellied Squirrel, Callosciurus caniceps
  108. Pallas’s Squirrel, Callosciurus erythraeus
  109. Finlayson’s Squirrel, Callosciurus finlaysonii
  110. Sunda Black-banded Squirrel, Callosciurus nigrovittatus
  111. Plantain Squirrel, Callosciurus notatus
  112. Asian Red-cheeked Squirrel, Dremomys rufigenis
  113. Phayre’s Flying Squirrel, Hylopetes phayrei
  114. Red-cheeked Flying Squirrel, Hylopetes spadiceus
  115. Three-striped Ground Squirrel, Lariscus insignis
  116. Indochinese Ground Squirrel, Menetes berdmorei
  117. Lesser Giant Flying Squirrel, Petaurista elegans
  118. Red Giant Flying Squirrel, Petaurista petaurista
  119. Indian Giant Flying Squirrel, Petaurista phillippensis
  120. Temminck’s Flying Squirrel, Petinomys setosus
  121. Cream-coloured Giant Squirrel, Ratufa affinis
  122. Black Giant Squirrel, Ratufa bicolor
  123. Low’s Squirrel, Sundasciurus lowii
  124. Slender Squirrel, Sundasciurus tenuis
  125. Western Striped Squirrel, Tamiops mcclellandii
  126. Cambodian Striped Squirrel, Tamiops rodolphii
  127.  

    Rats & Mice – Muridae

  128. Bowers’s Rat, Berylmys bowersi
  129. Indomalayan Pencil-tailed Tree-mouse, Chiropodomys gliroides
  130. Long-tailed Giant Rat, Leopoldamys sabanus
  131.  

    Voles – Cricetidae

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    Bamboo Rats – Spalacidae

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    Porcupines – Hystricidae

  132. Asian Porcupine, Hystrix Brachyura
  133. Asian Brush-tailed Porcupine, Atherurus macrourus
  134.  

    LAGOMORPHA – HARES & RABBITS

    Hares – Leporidae

  135. Siamese Hare, Lepus peguensis
  136.  

    CETACEA – WHALES, DOLPHINS & PORPOISES

    Whales – Baleanopteridae

  137. Bryde’s whale, Balaenoptera brydei
  138.  

    SIRENIA – SEA COWS

    Dugongs – Dugongidae

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

 

 

REPTILES OF THAILAND

CROCODYLIA

    Crocodylidae – Crocodiles

  1. Siamese Crocodile, Crocodylus siamensis
  2.  

    Gavialidae – Gharials

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

CHELONII – TURTLES & TORTOISES

    Geoemydidae – Asian Hardshelled Turtles

  1. Malayan Box Turtle, Cuora amboinensis
  2. Enigmatic Leaf Turtle, Cyclemys enigmatica
  3. Oldham’s Leaf Turtle, Cyclemys oldhamii
  4. Yellow-headed Temple Turtle, Heosemys annandalii
  5. Giant Asian Pond Turtle, Heosemys grandis
  6. Spiny Turtle, Heosemys spinosa
  7. Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle, Notochelys platynota
  8. Malayan Snail-eating Turtle, Malayemys macrocephala
  9. Black Marsh Turtle, Siebenrockiella crassicollis
  10.  

    Cheloniidae – Sea Turtles

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    Dermochelyidae – Leatherback Sea Turtles

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    Platysternidae – Asian Big-headed Turtles

    No species seen or no species identified to species level

     

    Testudinidae – Land Tortoises

  11. Elongated Tortoise, Indotestudo elongata
  12. Asian Forest Tortoise, Manouria emys phayrei
  13.  

    Trionychidae – Softshell Turtles

  14. Malayan Softshell Turtle, Dogania subplana
  15. Southeast Asian Softshell turtle, Amyda cartilaginea
  16.  

LACERTILIA – LIZARDS

    Agamidae – Agamid Lizards

  1. Armored Spiny Lizard, Acanthosaura armata
  2. Orange-crested Spiny Lizard, Acanthosaura aurantiacrista
  3. Bintang Spiny Lizard, Acanthosaura bintangensis
  4. Cardamom Mountains Spiny Lizard, Acanthosaura cardamomensis
  5. Boulenger’s Spiny Lizard, Acanthosaura crucigera
  6. Southern Spiny Lizard, Acanthosaura meridiona
  7. Scale-bellied Spiny Lizard, Acanthosaura lepidogaster
  8. Phuket Spiny Lizard, Acanthosaura phuketensis
  9.  

    To be continued!

     

    Varanidae – Monitor Lizards

  10. Duméril’s Monitor Lizard, Varanus dumerilii
  11. Clouded Monitor Lizard, Varanus nebulosus
  12. Roughneck Monitor Lizard, Varanus rudicollis
  13. Water Monitor Lizard, Varanus salvator
  14.  

SERPENTES – SNAKES

    Acrochordidae – Wart Snakes

  1. Elephant Trunk Snake, Acrochordus javanicus
  2.  

    Typhlopidae – Blind Snakes

  3. Diard’s Blind Snake, Argyrophis diardii
  4. Brahminy Blind Snake, Indotyphlops braminus
  5.  

    Colubridae – Colubrids

  6. Speckle-headed Vine Snake, Ahaetulla fasciolata
  7. Large-eyed Vine Snake, Ahaetulla mycterizans
  8. Indochinese Long-nosed Vine Snake, Ahaetulla fusca
  9. Oriental Vine Snake, Ahaetulla prasina
  10. Ornate Flying Snake, Chrysopelea ornata
  11. Paradise Flying Snake, Chrysopelea paradisi
  12. Striped Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis caudolineatus
  13. Blue Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis cyanochloris
  14. Beautiful Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis formosus
  15. Haas’s Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis haasi
  16. Kopstein’s Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis kopsteini
  17. Nganson Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis ngansonensis
  18. Sawtooth-necked Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis nigroserratus
  19. Painted Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis pictus
  20. Unidentified Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis sp.
  21. Striated Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis striatus
  22. Mountain Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis subocularis
  23. Vogel’s Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis vogeli
  24. Red Whip Snake, Dryophiops rubescens
  25. Variable Reed Snake, Calamaria lumbricoidea
  26. Brown Reed Snake, Calamaria pavimentata
  27. Pink-headed Reed Snake, Calamaria schlegeli
  28. Dwarf Reed Snake, Pseudorabdion longiceps
  29. Bengkulu Cat Snake, Boiga bengkuluensis
  30. Green Cat Snake, Boiga cyanea
  31. Dog-toothed Cat Snake, Boiga cynodon
  32. Jasper’s Cat Snake, Boiga jaspidea
  33. Mangrove Cat Snake, Boiga melanota
  34. White-spotted Cat Snake, Boiga drapiezii
  35. Many-spotted Cat Snake, Boiga multomaculata
  36. Black-headed Cat Snake, Boiga nigriceps
  37. Thai Cat Snake, Boiga siamensis
  38. Yellow-striped Rat Snake, Coelognathus flavolineatus
  39. Radiated Rat Snake, Coelognathus radiatus
  40. Cave Racer, Elaphe taeniura (subspecies: ridley and helfenbergeri)
  41. Indochinese Ground Snake, Gongylosoma scriptum
  42. Red-tailed Racer, Gonyosoma oxycephalum
  43. Blue-eyed Green Trinket Snake, Gonyosoma coeruleum
  44. Slender Wolf Snake, Lycodon albofuscus
  45. Butler’s Wolf Snake, Lycodon butleri
  46. Common Wolf Snake, Lycodon capucinus
  47. Blanford’s Bridle Snake, Lycodon davisonii
  48. Brown Wolf Snake, Lycodon effraensis
  49. Banded Wolf Snake, Lycodon fasciatus
  50. Gibson’s Wolf Snake, Lycodon gibsonae
  51. Laotian Wolf Snake, Lycodon laoensis
  52. Snake-eater Wolf Snake, Lycodon ophiophagus
  53. Northern Large-toothed Snake, Lycodon septentrionalis
  54. Malayan Bridle Snake, Lycodon subannulatus
  55. White-banded Wolf Snake, Lycodon subcinctus
  56. Barron’s Kukri Snake, Oligodon barroni
  57. Grey Kukri Snake, Oligodon cinereus
  58. Cantor’s Kukri Snake, Oligodon cyclurus
  59. Small-banded Kukri Snake, Oligodon fasciolatus
  60. Hua Hin Kukri Snake, Oligodon huahin
  61. Mouhot’s Kukri Snake, Oligodon mouhoti
  62. Purple Kukri Snake, Oligodon purpurascens
  63. Saiyok Kukri Snake, Oligodon saiyok
  64. Barred Kukri Snake, Oligodon signatus
  65. Striped Kukri Snake, Oligodon taeniatus
  66. Red Bamboo Racer, Oreocryptophis porphyraceus
  67. Keeled Rat Snake, Ptyas carinata
  68. White-bellied Rat Snake, Ptyas fusca
  69. Indian Rat Snake, Ptyas mucosa
  70. Indochinese Rat Snake, Ptyas korros
  71. Buff-striped Keelback, Amphiesma stolatum
  72. Yellow-spotted Keelback, Fowlea flavipunctatus
  73. Checkered Keelback, Fowlea piscator
  74. White-spotted Keelback, Fowlea punctulatus
  75. Boulenger’s Keelback, Hebius boulengeri
  76. Groundwater’s Keelback, Hebius groundwateri
  77. Fire-back Keelback, Hebius igneus
  78. Karenland Keelback, Hebius terrakarenorum
  79. Khasi Hills Keelback, Hebius khasiensis
  80. Red Mountain Keelback, Hebius sanguineum
  81. Speckle-bellied Keelback, Rhabdophis chrysargos
  82. Black-banded Keelback, Rhabdophis nigrocinctus
  83. Siamese Red-necked Keelback, Rhabdophis siamensis
  84. Triangled Keelback, Xenochrophis trianguligerus
  85. Assamese Mountain Snake, Plagiopholis nuchalis
  86. Large-eyed False Cobra, Pseudoxenodon macrops
  87. Collared Black-headed Snake, Sibynophis collaris
  88. Triangled Black-headed Snake, Sibynophis triangularis
  89.  

    Cylindrophiidae – Pipe Snakes

  90. Jodi’s Pipe Snake , Cylindrophis jodiae
  91.  

    Elapidae – Elapids

  92. Malayan Krait, Bungarus candidus
  93. Banded Krait, Bungarus fasciatus
  94. Red-headed Krait, Bungarus flaviceps
  95. Red River Krait, Bungarus slowinskii
  96. Wanghaoting’s Krait, Bungarus wanghaotingi
  97. Monocled Cobra, Naja kaouthia
  98. Indochinese Spitting Cobra, Naja siamensis
  99. Equatorial Spitting Cobra (golden morph), Naja sumatrana
  100. King Cobra, Ophiophagus hannah
  101. Malayan Blue Coral Snake, Calliophis bivirgatus
  102. Malayan Banded Coral Snake, Calliophis intestinalis
  103. Small-spotted Coral Snake, Calliophis maculiceps
  104. MacClelland’s Coral Snake, Sinomicrurus macclellandi
  105.  

    Homalopsidae – Indo-Australian Water Snakes

  106. Cantor’s Mud Snake, Cantoria violacea
  107. South Asian Bockadam, Cerberus rynchops
  108. Schneider’s Bockadam, Cerberus schneiderii
  109. Chanard’s Mud Snake, Enhydris chanardi
  110. Rainbow Mud Snake, Enhydris enhydris
  111. Tentacled Snake, Erpeton tentaculatum
  112. Crab-eating Mud Snake, Fordonia leucobalia
  113. Gerard’s Mud Snake, Gerarda prevostiana
  114. Jack’s Water Snake, Homalopsis mereljcoxi
  115. Martaban Water Snake, Homalopsis semizonata
  116. Murphy’s Water Snake, Hypsiscopus murphyi
  117. Grey Water Snake, Hypsiscopus plumbea
  118. Bocourt’s Water Snake, Subsessor bocourti
  119.  

    Pareidae – Slug Snakes

  120. Blunt-headed Slug Snake, Aplopeltura boa
  121. Smooth Slug Snake, Asthenodipsas laevis
  122. Malayan Slug Snake, Asthenodipsas malaccanus
  123. Keeled Slug-eating Snake, Pareas carinatus
  124. Twin Slug-eating Snake, Pareas geminatus
  125. White-spotted Slug-eating Snake, Pareas margaritophorus
  126. Spotted Slug-eating Snake, Pareas macularius
  127.  

    Psammophiidae – Sand Snakes

  128. Indochinese Sand Snake, Psammophis indochinensis
  129.  

    Pseudaspididae

  130. Mock Viper, Psammodynastes pulverulentus
  131.  

    Pythonidae – Pythons

  132. Reticulated Python, Malayopython reticulatus
  133. Burmese Python, Python bivittatus
  134. Brongersma’s Blood Python, Python brongersmai
  135.  

    Viperidae – Vipers & Pit Vipers

  136. Malayan Pit Viper, Calloselasma rhodostoma
  137. Himalayan Mountain Pit Viper, Ovophis monticola
  138. Omkoi Lance-headed Pit Viper, Protobothrops kelomohy
  139. White-lipped Pit Viper, Trimeresurus albolabris
  140. Gumprecht’s Pit Viper, Trimeresurus gumprechti
  141. Guo’s Pit Viper, Trimeresurus guoi
  142. Hagen’s Pit Viper, Trimeresurus hageni
  143. Kanburi Pit Viper, Trimeresurus kanburiensis
  144. Kui Buri Pit Viper, Trimeresurus kuiburi
  145. Large-eyed Pit Viper, Trimeresurus macrops
  146. Phuket Pit Viper, Trimeresurus phuketensis
  147. Pope’s Pit Viper, Trimeresurus popeiorum
  148. Mangrove Pit Viper, Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus
  149. Siamese Peninsula Pit Viper, Trimeresurus sabahi fucatus
  150. Sumatran Pit Viper, Trimeresurus sumatranus
  151. Beautiful Pit Viper, Trimeresurus venustus
  152. Vogel’s Pit Viper, Trimeresurus vogeli
  153. Wirot’s Pit Viper, Trimeresurus wiroti
  154. Wagler’s Pit Viper, Tropidolaemus wagleri
  155. Siamese Russell’s Viper, Daboia siamensis
  156.  

    Xenodermatidae – Strange-skinned Snakes

  157. Laotian Bearded Snake, Parafimbrios laos
  158.  

    Xenopeltidae – Sunbeam Snakes

  159. Sunbeam Snake, Xenopeltis unicolor
  160.  

 

 

 

Birds of Thailand

Hornbills

  1. Austen’s Brown Hornbill, Anorrhinus austeni
  2. Tickell’s Brown Hornbill, Anorrhinus tickelli
  3. Oriental Pied Hornbill, Anthracoceros albirostris
  4. White-crowned Hornbill, Berenicornis comatus
  5. Great Hornbill, Buceros bicornis
  6. Rhinoceros Hornbill, Buceros rhinoceros
  7. Wrinkled Hornbill, Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus
  8. Helmeted Hornbill, Rhinoplax vigil
  9. Wreathed Hornbill, Rhyticeros undulatus
  10. To be continued!

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