Reptiles named after me:
The Sulawesi Forest Turtle Leucocephalon (Geoemyda) yuwonoi 1994
The Black-backed Monitor Lizard Varanus yuwonoi 1998
I graduated high school from SMA Bunda Hati Kudus in 1976. Then I went on to study biology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. After a two-year stint in LMU's Graduate School of Environmental Science I went to The Graduate School of Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I have three precious daughters: Jessica , Xandra and Shannon from a marriage that ended in 1996. My wife Liana and I got married on 12 October, 1997! From Liana now I have a new daughter, Vicky and two sons Nick and Daniel. Liana, Nick, Jessica, Xandra and Vicky are now living in Melbourne, Australia. Daniel is studying at San Jose State University, California, USA.
My parents have been in the tropical fish business since 1968. My late father, Richardus Digdo Yuwono, is one of the founders of the Indonesian Ornamental Fish Association (PIHI - Perhimpunan Ikan Hias Indonesia) and has a fish named after him, the Sulawesi Half-beak Nomorrhamphus liemi. With this group, he was also instrumental in the development of the Taman Akuarium Air Tawar (Freshwater Public Aquarium) at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. My mother, E. Marjati Prasetio, who is now retired from the family business.
My hobbies include Amateur Radio (my callsign is YC0UVO), photography, reading, collecting comic books, music, movies, computers, travelling, plastic modelling and so on (too many hobbies!). I also like studying military aircraft and fighting vehicles, especially those used in Indonesia and/or used during World War II.
So what am I doing these days? On top of trying to earn a living, I'm also trying to learn more about the internet and design my pages..! I'm still doing a little bit of exploring, small mammal and herp breeding (currently Petaurus brevipes, Indotestudo fostenii etc.). Lately, I've taken my photography more seriously and have started to sell some pictures to various publications. At the present time, I am using Nikon, Canon and Mamiya equipment.
Frank B. Yuwono
Herpetology of Indonesia
My Photography page at Tripod Mostly of Reptiles, Frogs, Birds and Airplanes
YC0UVO's Indonesian VHF Amateur Radio Page
YUWONO, F. BAMBANG. 1994. Pengusahaan Satwa Reptilia di Indonesia. Prosiding Diskusi Panel: Sumber Daya Hewani dan Prospek Pendayagunaan dan pelestariannya. Balitbang Zoologi, Puslitbang Biologi-LIPI. Page: 53-58
YUWONO, F. BAMBANG. 1998. The trade of live reptiles in Indonesia. In: W. Erdelen (ed.). Conservation, Trade and Sustainable Use of Lizards and Snakes in Indonesia. Rheinbach, Germany, Mertensiella, 9: 9-15.
MACKNESS, B., F. B. YUWONO & T. WALSH. 1998. Recognition of twin neonates in a Green Tree Python Morelia viridis (Schlegel, 1872) clutch. Herpetofauna 28 (1) 1998. Pages: 25-29