Engystomops petersi Peters’ Dwarf Frog
Also known as:
Painted Forest Toadlet
Nauta Road, Iquitos, Loreto, PeruJanuary 30, 2016
Peters’ Dwarf Frog (Engystomops petersi)
Lorrie Smith found this oddly proportioned little frog hunkered down on the Nauta road. It looks like a long-legged arboreal toad, but it is thought to feed exclusively on termites on the forest floor.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2016 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.

Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, PeruJanuary 23, 2022
Peters’ Dwarf Frog (Engystomops petersi)
Here is a much prouder individual from a few years later. You'd never catch *this* frog on a paved road, no way!
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