Pictures of my 'Weygoldt', which I could take over from a friend (pictures: Martin Haberkern)
8- Villanova :
D.tinc. 'Villanova' (Picture: Martin Haberkern)
This morph is very similar to New River and is the same size.
At the beginning of the nineties a few copies were brought to Germany and the place of discovery was published:
Brazil: 0 ° 43'44 N, 56 ° 46'48 W
When crossing the BR 163 into the BR 210 at the intersection, follow the small road direction NO. After about 10 km you reach the small nest 'Villanova'. At the church, turn right onto the Pista towards the abandoned wooden warehouse of Jairo. After 2 km car park at the Campesino Moralez and turn right over the pasture to the small brook. Behind it rises the slope gently and the forest becomes denser. Frogs form a small population, which extends to the highest point, estimated extent 1 sqkm.
9- Weygoldt :
D.tinc. 'Weygoldt' female 40 mm (Picture: Peter Weygoldt)
named after Prof. Dr. Peter Weygoldt
in ' aquarien magazine, special print from the year 1982, issue 1 January ' he writes:
... My animals were collected in the area around Serra do Navio in the center of the Brazilian state of Amapá, about 200 kilometers south of French Guyana. They live here in the undisturbed tropical rainforest at a height of 100 to 400 meters, and the animals are kept only along rapidly flowing, clear mountain streams. That is why they are known by the local population under the name Garimpeiro. Garimpeiros are gold and diamonds, often followed by streams, to reach the interior of the rainforest or the mountain forests. Finding the animals is not easy; only a few are running around, looking for food or drinking water on the banks of the river. Most sit near their caves, under cotton roots or in hollow tree trunks, and disappear into danger at inaccessible depths. ...
... The D. tinctorius from Serra do Navio are usually black with only traces of blue rings or lines and a conspicuously yellow or gelborange colored spine drawing. Also such animals are very beautiful, especially if they still have yellow legs. Some animals are broadly blue on the sides and legs, and seldom does one find individuals whose backs are almost entirely yellow except for a few black breakthroughs. ...
Prof. Dr. Weygoldt collected his animals on two expeditions in 1980 and brought them to Germany. He kept them for several years and increased them.
It is unclear today, where and who still has an original 'Weygoldt' tinctorius - and whether after 1980 further animals from the area of Serra do Navio found their way into terraria.
What is striking is the incredible variation in coloring, which often leads to the assumption that this morph is a bastard.
D.tinc. 'Weygoldt' female 42 mm (Picture: Peter Weygoldt)
Further pictures from the early 80s of this Morph by Prof. Dr. Peter Weygoldt. All animals (also the two reference animals) are from the same place, so differently colored they appear!
So far, only a few information and pictures of the D. tinctorius morpheme from British Guyana are known.
For a long time we only knew this one picture of a D. tinctorius from British Guyana. However, this is probably a cross between a D.tinctorius and a D.leucomelas.
D.tinc. 'British Guyana' (Photo: David Boroughville)
Only Tinctorius variants are known from British Guyana. I am looking for information and other pictures.
This dark blue morph may be found in the border area to Surinam, quite in the south of the country on the Kutari River.
D.tinc. 'British Guyana' (Photo: Niko Mulz)
The 3 pictures are from Armin Menges - his comment:
Unfortunately, I can not comment on the origin / location of this morphea, think it is the continuation of the New River variant, some believe it would be Kutari blue, but the animals are too dark.
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