Peru Herp List
January 2014
This was my second trip to the Loreto region of Peru in two years. Both trips were under the auspices of MT Amazon Expeditions. I'm only including species that I personally saw while they were still wild or within a few moments of capture, so my list is much shorter than the overall group list. Many of the identifications are tentative, as noted in the text on the species pages. If you think any of my identifications are wrong, please let me know by sending mail to

You can compare this with my list from last year's trip to the same area.

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AlligatoridaeAlligators and Caimans
Caiman crocodilus
Common Caiman
AlopoglossidaeShade Lizards
Alopoglossus atriventris
Black-bellied Forest Lizard
Anolis bombiceps
Blue-lipped Forest Anole
Anolis fuscoauratus
Brown-eared Anole
Anolis trachyderma
Common Forest Anole
Anolis transversalis
Banded Tree Anole
GymnophthalmidaeSpectacled Lizards
Cercosaura argula
Elegant Eyed Lizard
Cercosaura ocellata bassleri
Black-striped Forest Lizard
HoplocercidaeForest Dragons and Armor-tailed Lizards
Enyalioides laticeps
Amazon Forest Dragon
Enyalioides microlepis
Small-scaled Forest Dragon
new species
Iguana iguana
Green Iguana
PhyllodactylidaeLeaf-toed Geckos
Thecadactylus solimoensis
Southern Turnip-tailed Gecko
Copeoglossum nigropunctatum
South American Spotted Skink
SphaerodactylidaeDwarf Geckos
Gonatodes humeralis
Bridled Forest Gecko
TeiidaeWhiptails and Tegus
Ameiva ameiva
Giant Ameiva
new species
Kentropyx pelviceps
Forest Whiptail
TropiduridaeNeotropical Ground Lizards
Plica cf. plica
undescribed species
Plica umbra ochrocollaris
Olive Tree Runner
Stenocercus fimbriatus
Western Leaf Lizard
ColubridaeAdvanced Snakes
Chironius fuscus
Olive Whipsnake
new species
Dendrophidion dendrophis
Tawny Forest Racer
new species
Mastigodryas boddaerti
Boddaert’s Tropical Racer
new species
DipsadidaeRear-fanged Snakes
Atractus major
Big Ground Snake
new species
Dipsas catesbyi
Ornate Snail-eating Snake
new species
Dipsas indica indica
Big-headed Snail-eating Snake
new species
Imantodes cenchoa
Common Blunt-headed Tree Snake
Oxyrhopus formosus
Yellow-headed Calico Snake
new species
Oxyrhopus petolarius digitalis
Banded Calico Snake
new species
Oxyrhopus vanidicus
Mimic False Coral Snake
new species
Philodryas argentea
Green-striped Vine Snake
new species
Siphlophis compressus
Red Vine Snake
new species
Taeniophallus brevirostris
Short-nosed Leaf-litter Snake
new species
ElapidaeCobras, Kraits, Coral Snakes
Micrurus langsdorffi
Langsdorff’s Coral Snake
new species
Micrurus lemniscatus helleri
Western Ribbon Coral Snake
Micrurus putumayensis
Sooty Coral Snake
new species
Frogs and Toads
AromobatidaeCryptic Forest Frogs
Allobates femoralis
Spotted-thighed Poison Frog
BufonidaeTrue Toads
Atelopus spumarius
Common Harlequin Toad
Rhinella “margaritifera”
Crested Forest Toad
Rhinella dapsilis
Sharp-nosed Toad
DendrobatidaePoison Frogs
Ameerega hahneli
Pale-striped Poison Frog
Ranitomeya uakarii
Uakari Poison Frog
Boana cinerascens
Rough-skinned Green Treefrog
Boana geographica
Map Treefrog
Boana lanciformis
Rocket Treefrog
Boana nympha
Nymph Treefrog
Boana punctata
Polkadot Treefrog
Dendropsophus brevifrons
Short-nosed Treefrog
new species
Dendropsophus haraldschultzi
Many-lined Treefrog
Dendropsophus marmoratus
Marbled Treefrog
new species
Dendropsophus triangulum
Variable Clown Treefrog
Osteocephalus buckleyi
Buckley’s Slender-legged Treefrog
Osteocephalus deridens
Mocking Bromeliad Treefrog
Osteocephalus planiceps
Flat-headed Bromeliad Treefrog
Osteocephalus yasuni
Yasuni Broad-headed Treefrog
Phyllomedusa bicolor
Giant Monkey Frog
Phyllomedusa tomopterna
Barred Monkey Frog
Scinax garbei
Fringe-lipped Treefrog
new species
Scinax ruber
Two-striped Treefrog
Sphaenorhynchus dorisae
Spotted Hatchet-faced Treefrog
new species
LeptodactylidaeTropical Frogs
Adenomera andreae
Cocha Chirping Frog
Adenomera hylaedactyla
Forest Chirping Frog
new species
Leptodactylus bolivianus
Sharp-nosed Jungle Frog
MicrohylidaeNarrowmouth Toads
Chiasmocleis bassleri
Bassler’s Humming Frog
new species
Chiasmocleis carvalhoi
Carvalho’s Silent Frog
new species
StrabomantidaeTerrestrial-breeding Frogs
Oreobates quixensis
Common Big-headed Rain Frog
Pristimantis academicus
Puerto Almendras Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis altamazonicus
Amazonian Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis carvalhoi
Long-nosed Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis croceoinguinis
Santa Cecilia Robber Frog
Pristimantis lanthanites
Striped-throated Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis luscombei
Luscombe’s Rain Frog
Pristimantis malkini
Malkin’s Rain Frog
new species
Pristimantis ockendeni
Carabaya Rain Frog
Pristimantis peruvianus
Peruvian Rain Frog
Strabomantis sulcatus
Broad-headed Rain Frog
new species
Salamanders and Newts
PlethodontidaeLungless Salamanders
Bolitoglossa peruviana
Peruvian Climbing Salamander
Frogs and Toads:
Salamanders and Newts:
new species: