Peru Herp List
January - February 2022
As per usual, I only include observations on this website if I personally saw the animal in question while it was wild. Therefore my personal trip list is considerably shorter than the combined trip list of all participants; as a group we saw a little over 100 species.
Crocodilians
AlligatoridaeAlligators and Caimans
Paleosuchus trigonatus
Smooth-fronted Caiman
Lizards
AlopoglossidaeShade Lizards
Alopoglossus atriventris
Black-bellied Forest Lizard
DactyloidaeAnoles
Anolis bombiceps
Blue-lipped Forest Anole
Anolis fuscoauratus
Brown-eared Anole
Anolis trachyderma
Common Forest Anole
Anolis transversalis
Banded Tree Anole
HoplocercidaeForest Dragons and Armor-tailed Lizards
Enyalioides laticeps
Amazon Forest Dragon
PhyllodactylidaeLeaf-toed Geckos
Thecadactylus solimoensis
Southern Turnip-tailed Gecko
PolychrotidaeBush Anoles
Polychrus cf. marmoratus
undescribed species
new species
ScincidaeSkinks
Copeoglossum nigropunctatum
South American Spotted Skink
SphaerodactylidaeDwarf Geckos
Gonatodes humeralis
Bridled Forest Gecko
TeiidaeWhiptails and Tegus
Ameiva ameiva
Giant Ameiva
Kentropyx pelviceps
Forest Whiptail
TropiduridaeNeotropical Ground Lizards
Plica umbra ochrocollaris
Olive Tree Runner
Snakes
BoidaeBoas
Boa constrictor
Boa Constrictor
new species
Corallus hortulanus
Amazon Tree Boa
Epicrates cenchria
Western Rainbow Boa
new species
ColubridaeAdvanced Snakes
Clelia clelia
Black Mussurana
new species
Erythrolamprus pygmaeus
Amazon Tropical Forest Snake
new species
DipsadidaeRear-fanged Snakes
Dipsas catesbyi
Ornate Snail-eating Snake
Imantodes cenchoa
Common Blunt-headed Tree Snake
Oxyrhopus vanidicus
Mimic False Coral Snake
Pseudoboa coronata
Crowned False Boa
ElapidaeCobras, Kraits, Coral Snakes
Micrurus lemniscatus helleri
Western Ribbon Coral Snake
ViperidaeVipers
Lachesis muta muta
South American Bushmaster
Frogs and Toads
AromobatidaeCryptic Forest Frogs
Allobates femoralis
Spotted-thighed Poison Frog
BufonidaeTrue Toads
Amazophrynella amazonicola
no known English name
Rhinella “margaritifera”
Crested Forest Toad
DendrobatidaePoison Frogs
Ameerega hahneli
Pale-striped Poison Frog
Ranitomeya reticulata
Red-backed Poison Frog
new species
HylidaeTreefrogs
Boana boans
Giant Gladiator Treefrog
Boana calcarata
Convict Treefrog
Boana geographica
Map Treefrog
Boana lanciformis
Rocket Treefrog
Boana nympha
Nymph Treefrog
Boana punctata
Polkadot Treefrog
Dendropsophus triangulum
Variable Clown Treefrog
Osteocephalus buckleyi
Buckley’s Slender-legged Treefrog
Osteocephalus cabrerai
Forest Bromeliad Treefrog
new species
Osteocephalus deridens
Mocking Bromeliad Treefrog
Osteocephalus planiceps
Flat-headed Bromeliad Treefrog
Osteocephalus sp
unidentified species
Phyllomedusa vaillantii
White-lined Monkey Frog
Sphaenorhynchus lacteus
Greater Hatchet-faced Treefrog
LeptodactylidaeTropical Frogs
Adenomera hylaedactyla
Forest Chirping Frog
Engystomops petersi
Peters’ Dwarf Frog
MicrohylidaeNarrowmouth Toads
Chiasmocleis carvalhoi
Carvalho’s Silent Frog
StrabomantidaeTerrestrial-breeding Frogs
Oreobates quixensis
Common Big-headed Rain Frog
Pristimantis carvalhoi
Long-nosed Rain Frog
Pristimantis luscombei
Luscombe’s Rain Frog
Pristimantis malkini
Malkin’s Rain Frog
Pristimantis sp
unidentified species
Pristimantis sp
unidentified species
Summary
Crocodilians:
Lizards:
Snakes:
Frogs and Toads:
total:
new species:
1
14
13
31
59
7