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Amphibians of Peru

Amazon Milk Frog
Amazon Milk Frog - Trachycephalus venulosus

Nobles Pygmy Frog
Nobles Pygmy Frog - Noblella pygmaea by Alessandro Catenazzi

Hyla antoniiochoai
New frog species - Hyla antoniiochoai

Frogs

There are about 380 species of frogs in Peru (based on this search at the Amphibian Species of the World website). It is easy to see a few species on night hikes in the lowland rain forest areas in Tambopata, Manu or Iquitos. 10 new frog species have been discovered over the past 2 years in the cloud forests of the Peruvian Andes.

  • Some nice photos of frogs in Acjanaco, Upper Manu area by Alessandro Catenazzi.  ...link 
  • Frog photographs from the Iquitos region by Devin Edmonds.  ...link 
Some frog species:

Salamanders

  1. Nauta Mushroomtongue Salamander - Bolitoglossa altamazonica
  2. Rio Santa Rosa Salamander - Bolitoglossa digitigrada
  3. Peru Mushroomtongue Salamander - Bolitoglossa peruviana

Caecilians

    Family Caeciliaidae
  1. Caecilia disossea
  2. Caecilia gracilis
  3. Caecilia tentaculata
  4. Oscaecilia bassleri
  5. Oscaecilia koepckeorum
  6. Siphonops annulatus

Audio

Frogs of Tambopata, Peru (CD)

Amphibian Articles

  • Pygmy frog (Nobles Pygmy Frog) discovered in Peru, by Edgar Lehr and Alessandro Catenazzi, March 2009.  ...link1   ...link2 
  • New Treefrog Found at Wayquechas Research Station - Hyla antoniiochoai by Juan Carlos Chaparro. A second specimen was found in 2006, confirming the existence of the new species.  ...link 
  • Checklist of the Amphibians Inhabiting the Iquitos Region, Loreto, Peru by William W. Lamar, 1998. It includes 165 species of frogs, 4 salamanders and 17 caecilians.  ...link 
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