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A FIELD GUIDE TO SNAKES & OTHER REPTILES OF KWAZULU-NATAL (The Provincial Series Book 1)
by Tyrone Ping

 

A FIELD GUIDE TO SNAKES & OTHER REPTILES OF THE WESTERN CAPE (The Provincial Series Book 2)
by Tyrone Ping

 

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Campaign Work:

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Featured Work In:

A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa. Johan Marais 3rd Edition Struik 2022
A Field Guide to the Snakes & Other Reptiles Of KwaZulu-Natal. Tyrone Ping Pachydactylus Press 2022
My First Book of Namibian Snakes. Francois Theart and Christo BuysWordweaver Publishing House CC, September 2021
The Dangerous Snakes of Africa By: Stephen Spawls(Author), Bill Branch(Author) Bloomsbury 2020
Collective Nouns for Africa –  By Meggan Schaefer. Mongoosie Publishing  2019
WILD Magazine Spring 2019
Gary Brown’s Photographic Guide to the Reptiles of Malawi. By Gary Brown and Rupert Wilkey. 2019. Njoka Publishing
Snakes of Malawi A field guide to the snake species of Malawi. By Rupert Wilkey and Richard Terrell. 2019. Njoka Publishing
WILD Magazine Autumn 2019
Identifying venomous snakes: How hard can it be? – Africa Geographic 2018
Where have all the chameleons gone? – Africa Geographic 2018
Why did the tortoise cross the road? – Africa Geographic 2018
Kids’ snakes of Southern Africa by Johan Marais – 2018
The Book of Snakes: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World – Mark Oshea – 2018
“The Book of Frogs: A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world.”  By Halliday, T. Released on Ivy Press 2015
Frogs of Zululand – Endangered Wild Life Trust – 2015
“Girdled Lizards and their relatives: Natural History, Captive Care and Breeding” by Reissig, J. at Pemberley Books 2014
SAUIRA  http://www.sauria.de/ 2015
“Snakes and Snake bite in Southern Africa” – Johan Marais Released on Struik nature – 2014
SAUIRA  http://www.sauria.de/ 2014
SAUIRA  http://www.sauria.de/ 2013
SAURIA  http://www.sauria.de/ 2012
“What’s That Reptile” – Johan Marais 2011 Released on Struik Nature – 2011

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Scientific Papers:

Scelotes bidigittatus (FitzSimons, 1930) Lowveld Dwarf Burrowing Skink REPRODUCTION African Herp news Article December 2022. Paper here

Scelotes bidigittatus (FitzSimons, 1930) Lowveld Dwarf Burrowing Skink REPRODUCTION African Herp news Article December 2022. Paper here

Anthropogenic Introduction of Trachylepis spilogaster B. LUMB & T. J. PING AHN 81 December 2022 African Herp News Article December 2022. Paper here

Range extension of Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia (Laurenti, 1768) in Namibia. Paper here

Mix and match: New records of interspecific amplexus among South African frogs, with a review of sub-Saharan Africa
Filipe C. Serrano,Juan C. Díaz-Ricaurte,Theo Busschau,Tyrone Ping
First published: 20 February 2022 https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12981

The First Photographic Evidence of Death-Feigning in Naja mossambica (Serpentes: Elapidae) Ping et al 2021. Paper here

Reproductive data for the Cape long‐tailed seps Tetradactylus tetradactylus (Sauria: Gerrhosauridae) in South Africa: Eggs, incubation and hatchlings. Tyrone J. Ping, Michael F. Bates. Paper here

Prosymna stuhlmanni (Pfeffer, 1893) Reproduction. African Herp News 74: 70-72. August 2020
Tyrone James Ping Courtney, Hundermark Paper here

Naja anchieta (Bocage,1879) Maximum Size. African Herp News 74: 74-76. August 2020 Francois Theart, Tyrone James Ping Paper here

Articles:

Citizen Science / Conservation Articles
Where have all the chameleons gone? And what you can do to encourage them to live in your garden 23 September 2022 https://www.groundup.org.za/article/where-have-all-the-chameleons-gone/

Green Mamba Hatching
June 2020
https://africageographic.com/stories/rescued-green-mamba-eggs-hatching/#agtravel-1

Why did the tortoise cross the road? November 2018 https://africageographic.com/stories/tortoise-cross-road/

Where have all the chameleons gone?
August 2018
https://africageographic.com/stories/where-have-all-the-chameleons-gone/

Identifying Venomous Snakes: How hard can it be? May 2018 https://africageographic.com/stories/identifying-venomous-snakes/

Field Experience:

2023:
2022:
Herpetofauna Field Guide (14 Days in Namaqualand)
Herpetofauna Field Guide (14 Days in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and eSwatini)
Fieldwork in the northern Cederberg for a new species of Cacosternum with Oliver Angus and Nick Telford (SANBI)
2021:
Herpetofauna Field Guide (10 Days in Zululand) with Brave Wilderness Productions
Field Assistant: Data collection on Microbatrachella capensis range extension with Oliver Angus
Field survey of the northern Cederberg for a new species of Cacosternum with Oliver Angus
Field Assistant: Data collection and removal of herpetofauna for new Amazon Head Quarters in Cape Town (2021 – 2022) – Marius Burger
2020:
Field Survey: Amphibian species densities (Umhlali Country Club 2020 – 2021)
Speaker/ Host “The Little Five” A CNN AFRICA Documentary
2019:
Data collection and sampling of Psammophylax rhombeatus for PHD work of Dr. Chad Keates
2018:
Field Assistant: Data collection for PHD work of Henno Van De Venter
2017:
Field Assistant: Data collection on Leptotyphlops for MSC work of Theo Basschau
Field Assistant: Data collection on Afroedura for MSC work of Theo Basschau
2013:
Field survey on farm “Middelrus” in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands looking at snake diversity and occourance.
2012:
Field Assistant: Survey and Field Collection for Hyperolius pickersgilli ex-situ breeding program at Johannesburg Zoo. (2011-2012)

Cover Images:

SAURIA Cover 2012 – http://www.sauria.de/
SAURIA Cover 2013 – http://www.sauria.de/
“Snakes and Snake bite in Southern Africa” – Johan Marais Released on Struik nature – 2014