Common Rain Frog
These medium-sized frogs were indeed quite common around the lodge. This one was perched on a bowling-ball-sized rock along one of the footpaths on the lodge grounds.
This frog was photographed on a herping trip with GreenTracks. Here is a complete list of the species we found on this GreenTracks trip.
I found this small frog at night on a leaf near the pond where Lorenzo the Caiman
I had originally identified this frog as Pristimantis caryophyllaceus. However, Gerardo Chaves from the Zoology Museum of the University of Costa Rica later wrote to tell me that he could tell from the small yellow dots in the leg and absence of calcar tubercle that this is really C. fitzingeri. Here is a complete list of the species we found on this GreenTracks trip.
Evergreen Lodge grounds, Limon province, Costa Rica—August 8, 2010
There are a ton of species of Craugastor, and many of them are very similar, so I'm not completely confident that these frogs that I'm calling C. fitzingeri are really of this species. Please let me know if you can confirm or deny my identifications.
Sueño Azul Resort, Sarapiqui, Puntarenas province, Costa Rica—August 10, 2010
Earlier in the day we had ridden in a tractor that pulled us across a very rough track through the forest on the grounds of Sueño Azul Resort in order to go zip lining. After dark my sister Mary and I headed back out on the same track to check out the night life. We found only a half-dozen or so frogs, including these two, which I believe are an adult and a juvenile C. fitzingeri.
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