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Sightings arranged by: Taxonomy Location Date Scientific Name
Pristimantis peruvianus — Peruvian Rain Frog
These two shots show how the appearance of an animal can be altered dramatically when the forest light changes. The photos were both taken using natural light, ten seconds apart.
Here is a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2013 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.
I thought this frog was either Pristimantis peruvianus or the very similar Pristimantis conspicillatus. They can probably only be distinguished (at least by a non-expert like me) by a good look at the underside, which I did not get. So I tentatively put the frog here, rather than adding Pristimantis conspicillatus to my life list. However, Dick Bartlett has since remarked that it doesn't look like P. peruvianus to him, and perhaps it is P. malkini if it's not P. conspicillatus. So I'll probably end up changing the ID on this frog, but I'll leave it here while I try to get more info.
Here is a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2014 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.
- Bartlett, R.D., and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
- Duellman, W.E. 2005. Cusco Amazónico: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest
- Rodríguez, L. O. and Duellman, W. E. 1994. Guide to the Frogs of the Iquitos Region, Amazonian Peru