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Sightings arranged by: Taxonomy Location Date Scientific Name
Leptodactylus diedrus — Smooth Jungle Frog
This species was formerly lumped together with several others under the name Leptodactylus wagneri.
This was a medium-sized, fairly nondescript nocturnal forest floor frog. The long thin toes without expanded toe discs identify it as one of the smaller Leptodactylus species, but which one? I shall never know for sure, but Dick Bartlett thought that it looked more like L. diedrus than any of the other candidates, so I'm tentatively identifying it as that species.
Here is a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2013 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.
- Bartlett, R.D., and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
- Rodríguez, L. O. and Duellman, W. E. 1994. Guide to the Frogs of the Iquitos Region, Amazonian Peru