Engystomops petersi — Peters’ Dwarf Frog
Also known as:
Painted Forest Toadlet
Lorrie Smith found this oddly proportioned little frog hunkered down on the Nauta road. It looks like a long-legged arboreal toad, but it is thought to feed exclusively on termites on the forest floor.
Here is a much prouder individual from a few years later. You'd never catch *this* frog on a paved road, no way!
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- Rodríguez, L. O. and Duellman, W. E. 1994. Guide to the Frogs of the Iquitos Region, Amazonian Peru