Sphaenorhynchus dorisae — Spotted Hatchet-faced Treefrog
Also known as:
Lesser Hatchet-faced Treefrog
One night some of us went out on a small boat to see if we could find any caimans or tree boas or other interesting critters. We had a low-critter night, though. This cute little frog was the only herp I saw on the entire trip (people on the other side of the boat saw a couple more frogs). But, it was a new species for me, so still a good frog to find.
On our first night hike of this trip to Peru, Cliff or Ben (I forget which one) noticed this interesting frog crouched down on a leaf at about head height. I recognized it as a Hatchet-faced Treefrog, because, well, it has a hatchet-shaped face. Also it was in a tree. But I was surprised to see it at this location, because all of the Sphaenorhynchus species are usually found in or close to ponds, and there was no nearby pond.
- Sphaenorhynchus dorisae account on AmphibiaWeb
- Sphaenorhynchus dorisae account on Amphibian Species of the World
- 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