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    Philippines Vertebrate Records  (formerly Southeast Asia Vertebrate Records [Philippines])
2023
1.   First record of Diadem leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros diadema) in CALSANAG Forest Reserve, Tablas Island, Philippines
    JUNIEL G. LUCIDOS & ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA   (SIGHTING DATE: MARCH 2017)
2.   Record of Dimorphic Dwarf Kingfisher, Ceyx margarethae, in Balogo sub-watershed, CALSANAG Forest Reserve, Tablas Is. I
    GREGORIO FLORENDO JR. & ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA   (SIGHTING DATE: JULY 2014)
3.   Interspecific amplexus of Rhinella marina and Polypedates leucomystax on Mindoro Island, Philippines
    MICHAELA S. WEBB & PRZEMYSLAW ZDUNEK   (SIGHTING DATE: JULY 2014)
4.   First record of Philippine bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus philippinicus) in Upper Jalaur Watershed, Panay Island, Philippines
    ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA   (SIGHTING DATE: MARCH 2017)
 5.   Aberration on the tail bifurcation of Hemidactylus platyurus (Schneider, 1797) in Magpet, North Cotabato, Philippines
    ANDRIE BON A. FLORES & GERRIE MAE A. FLORES   (SIGHTING DATE: FEBRUARY 2023)

 6.

  Predation by a Yellow-lipped Sea Krait, Laticauda colubrina, on a Moray Eel (Gymnothorax sp.) at Balayan Bay, Philippines
    ARNEL SEVILLA & PRZEMYSLAW ZDUNEK   (SIGHTING DATE: JANUARY 2023)
7.   Record of Northern Philippine Temple Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus subannulatus) in Davao de Oro Province, Philippines
    ROGER T. SARMIENTO & LEMUEL S. DIADULA   (SIGHTING DATE: MARCH 2023)
8.   Predation by Philippine Vine Snake Ahaetulla prasina preocularis on Philippine forest skink Pinoyscincus sp. on Luzon Island
    CYRUS JOB P. DELA CRUZ, MANNY SEVILLA & EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2022)
9.   Ati False Gecko Pseudogekko atiorum on Panay Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & FLAVIO A. NAVA   (SIGHTING DATE: APRIL 2023)
10.   First record of Asiatic Painted Frog (Kaloula pulchra) on Negros Island, Philippines
    JEZREL KEN G. BANAGUDOS   (SIGHTING DATE: MAY 2023)
11.   Predation by Two-lined Coral Snake Calliophis bilineatus on Brahminy Worm Snake on Palawan Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & ANDREW JAY CANONIGO   (SIGHTING DATE: APRIL 2023)
12.   Predation by Philippine Rat Snake Coelognathus philippinus on Common House Gecko on Palawan Island, Philippines
    WILHELM JOSHUA S. TAN & EMERSON Y. SY  (SIGHTING DATE: APRIL 2022)
13.   First published record of Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus philippinensis in Mt. Arayat National Park, Pampanga province
    YU-SING LIN & ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA  (SIGHTING DATE: JULY 2023)
14.   New locality record of the Asian House Shrew (Suncus murinus) from Tablas Island, Romblon province, Philippines
    YU-SING LIN, JUNIEL G. LUCIDOS & ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA  (SIGHTING DATE: JANUARY 2018)
2022
1.   King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah on Jolo Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & MHERSON A. BUTLANGAN   (SIGHTING DATE: FEBRUARY 2022)
2.   First record of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah in Tawi-Tawi Province, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & MARTIN D. BUDDI   (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2020)
3.   Marine Toad Rhinella marina in the Sulu faunal region, Philippines
    MARTIN D. BUDDI & EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATES: MARCH 2022)
4.   Additional records on the altitudinal range of Philippine Crocodile (C. mindorensis) in Abra Province, Luzon Island, Philippines
    MELJORY D. CORVERA & RAINIER I. MANALO   (SIGHTING DATES: APRIL 2022)
5.   Predation by Tokay gecko on the introduced American Cockroach on Mindanao Island, Philippines
    ELSA MAY DELIMA-BARON, MARIAN DARA T. TAGOON & VON CARLO P. DELA TORRE   (SIGHTING DATES: OCTOBER 2021)
     
6.   Ophiophagous behaviour of the Two-lined Coral Snake Calliophis bilineatus on Palawan Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & RAYMOND V. GONZALES   (SIGHTING DATE: FEBRUARY 2016)
7.   First record of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah on Bongao Island, Tawi-Tawi Province, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & MIKAEL T. HARADJI   (SIGHTING DATE: JANUARY 2021)
8.   First record of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah in Cagayan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & JOVENCIO PAYBA   (SIGHTING DATE: JUNE 2022)
9.   King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah in southern Panay Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2022)
10.   First record of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah on Guimaras Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & RACHEL A. CASIO   (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2022)
     
11.   A preliminary record of fruit bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in CALSANAG Forest Reserve, Tablas Island, Philippines
    JUNIEL G. LUCIDOS & ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA   (SIGHTING DATES: MARCH-APRIL 2017 & SEPTEMBER 2019)
12.   Interspecific amplexus between Kalophrynus sinensis and Pulchrana grandocula in Rogongon, Iligan City, Philippines
    ANDRIE BON A. FLORES, RIENETH R. PANTORILLA & OLGA M. NUŇEZA   (SIGHTING DATE: MARCH 2022)
2021
1.   First record of Asiatic Painted Frog Kaloula pulchra on Samar Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & MARLON PERNIA   (SIGHTING DATE: DECEMBER 2020)
2.   First record of Asiatic Painted Frog Kaloula pulchra in northern Palawan, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2019)
3.   First record of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah in Surigao del Norte, Mindanao Island, Philippines
    MARK GREGORY Q. RULE &  EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATE: JANUARY 2021)
4.   New record of Greenhouse Frog Eleutherodactylus planirostris in southern Mindanao, Philippines
    KEANU V. SITJAR  & EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATE: MAY 2021)
5.   Predation of Reinhardt's Lined Snake (Cyclocorus lineatus) on a toadlet Cane Toad (Rhinella marina), Luzon, Philippines
    MARVIN JAY. R. SARMIENTO  & MARICON G. VARGAS   (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2021)
     
6.   First record of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) in western Mindanao, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & IRISH Y. ANTABO-NOGOT   (SIGHTING DATE: JANUARY 2021)
7.   New record of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah on Samal Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATE: JULY 2021)
8.   First record of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah predation on Samar Water Monitor Lizard Varanus samarensis on Bohol Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATE: OCTOBER 2021)
    2020
1.   In situ parental observation of male Limnonectes leytensis eggs in Sambonotan Watershed, Dinagat Islands, Philippines
   

ERL PFIAN T. MAGLANGIT, OLIVE A. AMPARADO & ROD VINCENT L. BORROMEO.  (SIGHTING DATE: NOVEMBER 2018)

2.   First record of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah in Calamian island group, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & TRAVIS WEAVER  (SIGHTING DATE: JANUARY 2019)
3.   Two new records of Red Whip Snake Dryophiops rubescens in Palawan Province, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY, JAMIE ANN DICHAVES & JOJO DE PERALTA  (SIGHTING DATES: OCTOBER 2016 & AUGUST 2017)
4.   First record of Lepidodactylus aureolineatus (Gekkonidae) on Siargao Island, Philippines
    JAKE WILSON B. BINADAY, EMERSON Y. SY,   (SIGHTING DATE: DECEMBER 2019)
5.   Predation of Philippine Toad Ingerophrynus philippinicus by Maren痴 Bronzeback Snake Dendrelaphis marenae
    EMERSON Y. SY & BIANCA KAYE C. ONG,   (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2018)
     
6.   First record of Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (Serpentes: Colubridae) in the Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2014)
7.   Notes on reproductive ecology of Kalophrynus sinensis (Peters, 1867) on Mindanao Island, Philippines
    ERL PFIAN T. MAGLANGIT, SHARMAINE ANN A. BONACHITA, MARK JOSEPH T. ARNADO & OLGA M. NUムEZA   (SIGHTING DATE: MARCH 2019)
8.   Observations on the breeding behavior of the Philippine Sticky Frog Kalophrynus sinensis, Peters (1867)
    DENNIS A. MUGOT & JAKE WILSON B. BINADAY   (SIGHTING DATES: MARCH & AUGUST 2019)
9.   First record of Northern Philippine Cobra Naja philippinensis in Babuyan Island Group, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & JAMESON B. REYNON   (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2020)
10.   King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah on Culion Island, Palawan Province, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & GERD SCHULTE   (SIGHTING DATES: MARCH 2018)
     
11.   Equatorial Spitting Cobra Naja sumatrana on Pangulasian Island, Palawan Province, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & BIANCA KAYE C. ONG   (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2019)
12.   Predation of Many-lined Sun Skink (Eutropis multifasciata) on a juvenile sun skink (Eutropis sp.)
    JAKE WILSON B. BINADAY & MARVIN JAY R. SARMIENTO   (SIGHTING DATE: APRIL 2020)
13.   Range extension of the Large Asian Leaf-nosed Bat (Hipposideros lekaguli) to Negros Island, Philippines
    LILIBETH A. BUCOL & GILBERT A. BEJEC   (SIGHTING DATES: FEBRUARY & MARCH 2019)
14.   Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) feeding on Piper aduncum in Makilala, North Cotabato, Philippines
    ANDRIE BON A. FLORES & KRIZLER C. TANALGO   (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2020)
15.   First record of the Greenhouse Frog Eleutherodactylus planirostris in Batanes island group, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & CHARLS LEE IBAムES   (SIGHTING DATE: JUNE 2020)
     
16.   First record of the Southern Philippine Cobra Naja samarensis on Siquijor Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & ABNER A. BUCOL   (SIGHTING DATE: JULY 2015)
17.   Additional records of the Greenhouse Frog Eleutherodactylus planirostris on Mindanao Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & DUMAGAT PHILMORE DAGPIN   (SIGHTING DATES: NOVEMBER 2019, JUNE 2020)
18.   First record of Boiga angulata (Peters, 1861) (Colubridae) in Romblon Island Group, Central Philippines
    ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA & EMERSON Y. SY   (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2018)
19.   Accidental mistnet capture of Viverra tangalunga Gray 1832 (Viverridae) in Del Carmen Watershed, Siargao Island, Philippines
    DESAMARIE ANTONETTE P. FERNANDEZ & ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA   (SIGHTING DATE: OCTOBER 2016)
20.   First record of Hipposideros coronatus (Peters 1871) (Hipposideridae) on Siargao Island, Philippines
    ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA & DESAMARIE ANTONETTE P. FERNANDEZ   (SIGHTING DATE: OCTOBER 2016)
21.   First report of Tropidolaemus subannulatus (Gray 1842) from Romblon Island Group, Central Philippines
    ACE KEVIN S. AMARGA & CHRISTIAN E. SUPSUP   (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2018)
     
    2019
1.   Cane Toad Rhinella marina on Naro Island, Masbate province, Bicol peninsula, Philippines
   

CYRUS JOB P. DELA CRUZ & FRANCIS GREGOR P. ABUID.  (SIGHTING DATE: OCTOBER 2018)

2.   First record of Chinese Softshell Turtle Pelodiscus sinensis on Catanduanes Island, Bicol peninsula, Philippines
    CYRUS JOB P. DELA CRUZ & JOHN RONEL GIL.  (SIGHTING DATE: NOVEMBER 2018)
3.   Dog-faced Water Snake Cerberus schneiderii in upstream rivers in Negros Island and Catanduanes Island, Philippines
    JAKE WILSON B. BINADAY & PHILIP C. BALTAZAR.  (SIGHTING DATES: JUNE 2015, OCTOBER 2017)
4.   Predation of Tokay Gecko Gekko gecko by domestic cat Felis catus in Siquijor Island, Philippines
    LILIBETH A. BUCOL.  (SIGHTING DATE: MAY 2014)
5.   The Greenhouse Frog Eleutherodactylus planirostris in the diet of the Brown Shrike in the Philippines
    MARIA KATRINA C. CONSTANTINO & EMERSON Y. SY.  (SIGHTING DATE: JANUARY 2017)
     
6.   Red-tailed Green Ratsnake Gonyosoma oxycephalum predation on White-bellied Woodpecker in the Philippines
    ALLAN GIL S. FERNANDO & EMERSON Y. SY.  (SIGHTING DATE: JANUARY 2019)
7.   New locality records of the Turtle-headed Seasnake Emydocephalus annulatus in the Bohol Sea, Philippines
    ABNER A. BUCOL.  (SIGHTING DATES: 2000 TO APRIL 2016)
8.   King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah predation on Palawan Water Monitor Varanus palawanensis in the Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & BIANCA KAYE C. ONG.  (SIGHTING DATE: JULY 2018)
9.   Recent record of the Tiger Freshwater Moray Gymnothorax polyuranodon, and an updated location list for the Philippines
    JOHN PAUL V. QUINDO & ABNER A. BUCOL.  (SIGHTING DATES: 1923 TO DECEMBER 2018)
10.   Predation on a Bronzeback snake by a Palawan Water Monitor Lizard Varanus palawanensis on Miniloc Island, Philippines
    BIANCA KAYE C. ONG & EMERSON Y. SY.  (SIGHTING DATE: JANUARY 2019)
     
11.   First record of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah on Lubang Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & ROMAN TORRES.  (SIGHTING DATE: MAY 2019)
12.   Culicid ectoparasitism on Philippine Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis philippinensis)
    CYRUS JOB P. DELA CRUZ.  (SIGHTING DATE: OCTOBER 2018)
13.   New distributional records of introduced frogs on Leyte Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & YムIGO LUIS C. DEL PRADO.  (SIGHTING DATES: AUGUST 2019)
14.   The occurrence of the invasive Marine Toad (Rhinella marina) on Palawan Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & JOEY S. HEREDORO.  (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2019)
15.   The Malayan Blue Coral Snake (Calliophis bivirgatus flaviceps) on Palawan Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY  (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2019)
     
16.   First records of the Greenhouse Frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris) in Southern Negros, Philippines
    ABNER A. BUCOL, LILIBETH A. BUCOL   (SIGHTING DATES: SEPTEMBER 2017, MAY 2019)
17.   Interspecific amplexus between Ingerophrynus philippinicus and Megophrys ligayae on Palawan Island, Philippines
    ANTONIO N. LORENZO II & DYANNE C. REALUBIT    (SIGHTING DATE: FEBRUARY 2019)
    2018
1.   Philippine Grey-tailed Ratsnake Coelognathus erythrurus psephenourus on Sibuyan Island, Romblon Province, Philippines
    ARMAN N. PILI & NIムO ANDREE LOUIS E. CAGUIMBAL.  (SIGHTING DATE: APRIL 2017)
2.   Tail bifurcation in Eutropis indeprensa on Palawan Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & ALEXANDER C. DALABAJAN.  (SIGHTING DATE: MARCH 2016)
3.   Alcala痴 Triangle-spotted Snake Cyclocorus lineatus alcalai on Sibuyan Island, Romblon Province, Philippines
    ARMAN N. PILI & YムIGO LUIS C. DEL PRADO.  (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017)
4.   Many-lined Sun Skink Eutropis multifasciata predation on freshwater crab Geosesarma sp. on Busuanga Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY.  (SIGHTING DATE: APRIL 2016)
5.   Amphibians and Reptiles of Abasig Matogdon Mananap Natural Biotic Area: The Herpetofauna of San Vicente
    CYRUS JOB P. DELA CRUZ & ALEJANDRO D. MARANAN.  (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2017)
     
6.   Speckle-bellied Keelback Rhabdophis chrysargos predation on Philippine Toad on Palawan Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & JASON B. APOLONIO.  (SIGHTING DATE: JULY 2017)
7.   Developmental aberration in Leptobrachium lumadorum from Davao Oriental Province, Philippines
    ANTONIO N. LORENZO II & ARVIN C. DIESMOS.  (SIGHTING DATE: JULY 2016)
8.   The bat fauna of Calabidongan Cave, Camalig, Albay, Bicol Peninsula, Philippines
    CYRUS JOB P. DELA CRUZ & TOMIROSE G. ABRANTES.  (SIGHTING DATE: NOVEMBER 2016)
9.   Observations on the nest of Woodworth痴 Frog Limnonectes woodworthi and predation of its eggs by ants
    JAKE WILSON B. BINADAY (SIGHTING DATE: JUNE 2017)
10.   First record of King Cobra on Alabat Island, Quezon Province, Philippines
    ROLLY C. URRIZA & EMERSON Y. SY.  (SIGHTING DATE: JULY 2011)
     
11.   First record of King Cobra & Leviton痴 Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis levitoni) on N. Guntao Island, Palawan Province, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & ERICKSON A. TABAYAG.  (SIGHTING DATE: MAY 2018)
12.   Predation attempt by Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) on Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis in the Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & KRIZLER C. TANALGO.  (SIGHTING DATE: OCTOBER 2017)
13.   Predation of Variable Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi variabilis) by a Giant Golden Orb Weaver ...
    MARVIN JAY R. SARMIENTO & EMERSON Y. SY.  (SIGHTING DATE: DECEMBER 2017)
14.   Melanism in Northern Philippine Cobra Naja philippinensis from Isabela Province, Luzon Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & JOUEL B. TAGGUEG (SIGHTING DATE: OCTOBER 2017)
15.   Mller痴 Asian Wolf Snake (Lycodon muelleri) on Batan Island, Albay Province, Philippines
    JAKE WILSON B. BINADAY (SIGHTING DATE: APRIL 2016)
     
16.   Diet of Draco spilopterus from Ilocos Norte Province and Laguna Province, Philippines
    MICHAEL A. TABUG, LEVY V. NECESITO, DAVID EMMANUEL M. GENERAL & ARVIN C. DIESMOS.  (SIGHTING DATES: JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2017)
17.   Paradise Tree Snake Chrysopelea paradisi variabilis on Apuao Island, Camarines Norte province, Bicol peninsula, Philippines
    CYRUS JOB P. DELA CRUZ & JOHN MARK VIOLETA.  (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2018)
18.   First record of Southern Philippine Cobra Naja samarensis on Basilan Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & SHAMEER G. MANGKABONG.  (SIGHTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2018)
19.   Maren痴 Bronzeback Dendrelaphis marenae predation on Common Tree Frog on Bicol peninsula, Philippines
    CYRUS JOB P. DELA CRUZ & JUSTINE ANNE B. PRADIL.  (SIGHTING DATE: AUGUST 2018)
     
    2017
1.   Green Crested Lizard Bronchocela cristatella predated by Palawan Hornbill on Lagen Island, Philippines
    EMERSON Y. SY & JAIME ANNE L. DICHAVES.  (SIGHTING DATE: MARCH 2016)
SOUTHEAST ASIA VERTEBRATE RECORDS (SEAVR) CEASED PUBLICATION ON 31ST DECEMBER 2023.