Peru Herp List
January 2013
This is a list of all the reptiles and amphibians that I saw in the wild in 12 days in the Loreto region of Peru, near Iquitos. I was on a herp-oriented MT Amazon Expeditions trip. I'm not listing species that I saw only after they were captured and brought back to the field station, either by other trip participants or by local villagers. If you think any of my identifications are wrong, please let me know by sending mail to

Mike Pingleton put together a complete list that covers all of the species anyone on the trip saw, including animals brought by local villagers.

Click on any thumbnail image to see a page about that species, with larger images.

AlligatoridaeAlligators and Caimans
Caiman crocodilus
Common Caiman
Paleosuchus trigonatus
Smooth-fronted Caiman
new species
AlopoglossidaeShade Lizards
Alopoglossus atriventris
Black-bellied Forest Lizard
new species
Anolis bombiceps
Blue-lipped Forest Anole
new species
Anolis fuscoauratus
Brown-eared Anole
Anolis trachyderma
Common Forest Anole
new species
Anolis transversalis
Banded Tree Anole
new species
GymnophthalmidaeSpectacled Lizards
Cercosaura argula
Elegant Eyed Lizard
new species
Cercosaura ocellata bassleri
Black-striped Forest Lizard
new species
HoplocercidaeForest Dragons and Armor-tailed Lizards
Enyalioides laticeps
Amazon Forest Dragon
new species
PhyllodactylidaeLeaf-toed Geckos
Thecadactylus solimoensis
Southern Turnip-tailed Gecko
new species
Copeoglossum nigropunctatum
South American Spotted Skink
SphaerodactylidaeDwarf Geckos
Gonatodes concinnatus
Collared Forest Gecko
new species
Gonatodes humeralis
Bridled Forest Gecko
TeiidaeWhiptails and Tegus
Crocodilurus amazonicus
Crocodile Tegu
new species
Dracaena guianensis
Northern Caiman Lizard
new species
Kentropyx pelviceps
Forest Whiptail
new species
TropiduridaeNeotropical Ground Lizards
Plica cf. plica
undescribed species
new species
Plica umbra ochrocollaris
Olive Tree Runner
new species
Stenocercus fimbriatus
Western Leaf Lizard
new species
Corallus hortulanus
Amazon Tree Boa
new species
ColubridaeAdvanced Snakes
Chironius exoletus
Common Whipsnake
new species
Drymoluber dichrous
Common Glossy Racer
new species
Erythrolamprus typhlus typhlus
Velvety Swamp Snake
new species
Phrynonax poecilonotus
Common Bird Snake
new species
DipsadidaeRear-fanged Snakes
Helicops angulatus
Banded South American Water Snake
new species
Imantodes cenchoa
Common Blunt-headed Tree Snake
Imantodes lentiferus
Amazon Blunt-headed Tree Snake
new species
ElapidaeCobras, Kraits, Coral Snakes
Micrurus lemniscatus helleri
Western Ribbon Coral Snake
new species
Micrurus surinamensis surinamensis
Aquatic Coral Snake
new species
Lachesis muta muta
South American Bushmaster
new species
Frogs and Toads
AromobatidaeCryptic Forest Frogs
Allobates femoralis
Spotted-thighed Poison Frog
new species
BufonidaeTrue Toads
Atelopus spumarius
Common Harlequin Toad
new species
Rhinella “margaritifera”
Crested Forest Toad
new species
Rhinella dapsilis
Sharp-nosed Toad
new species
DendrobatidaePoison Frogs
Ameerega hahneli
Pale-striped Poison Frog
Ranitomeya uakarii
Uakari Poison Frog
new species
Boana boans
Giant Gladiator Treefrog
new species
Boana cinerascens
Rough-skinned Green Treefrog
new species
Boana geographica
Map Treefrog
new species
Boana lanciformis
Rocket Treefrog
new species
Boana nympha
Nymph Treefrog
new species
Boana punctata
Polkadot Treefrog
Dendropsophus haraldschultzi
Many-lined Treefrog
Dendropsophus leali
Plain-colored Treefrog
new species
Dendropsophus leucophyllatus
Clown Treefrog
new species
Dendropsophus sp
unidentified species
Dendropsophus triangulum
Variable Clown Treefrog
new species
Osteocephalus buckleyi
Buckley’s Slender-legged Treefrog
new species
Osteocephalus deridens
Mocking Bromeliad Treefrog
new species
Osteocephalus planiceps
Flat-headed Bromeliad Treefrog
new species
Osteocephalus yasuni
Yasuni Broad-headed Treefrog
new species
Phyllomedusa bicolor
Giant Monkey Frog
new species
Phyllomedusa tomopterna
Barred Monkey Frog
new species
Phyllomedusa vaillantii
White-lined Monkey Frog
new species
Scinax ruber
Two-striped Treefrog
new species
Sphaenorhynchus lacteus
Greater Hatchet-faced Treefrog
LeptodactylidaeTropical Frogs
Leptodactylus bolivianus
Sharp-nosed Jungle Frog
new species
Leptodactylus diedrus
Smooth Jungle Frog
new species
Leptodactylus pentadactylus
Smokey Jungle Frog
new species
Leptodactylus petersii
Peter’s Jungle Frog
new species
Leptodactylus wagneri
Dwarf Jungle Frog
Lithodytes lineatus
Painted Antnest Frog
new species
MicrohylidaeNarrowmouth Toads
Hamptophryne boliviana
Amazon Sheep Frog
new species
StrabomantidaeTerrestrial-breeding Frogs
Oreobates quixensis
Common Big-headed Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis acuminatus
Green Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis croceoinguinis
Santa Cecilia Robber Frog
new species
Pristimantis divnae
Los Amigos Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis luscombei
Luscombe’s Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis ockendeni
Carabaya Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis peruvianus
Peruvian Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis sp
unidentified species
Salamanders and Newts
PlethodontidaeLungless Salamanders
Bolitoglossa peruviana
Peruvian Climbing Salamander
new species
Frogs and Toads:
Salamanders and Newts:
new species: