Also known as:
Sharp-nosed Treefrog, Basin Treefrog, Quacking River Frog
This species was until 2017
placed in the genus Hypsiboas
Madre Selva Biological Station, Loreto, Peru—January 16, 2013
I usually saw these large, gawky, angular frogs just before they leaped away. Their long pointy snouts make them easy to identify.
Here is a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2013 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.
Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, Peru—January 19, 2013
Here's another one in the last few seconds before it was suddenly five feet deep in the jungle.
Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, Peru—January 20, 2014
Last year I saw at least half a dozen of these frogs, but this year I thought I hadn't seen any. I had assumed this was one of the more common large Osteocephalus
treefrogs at the time I took the photo, but hey, there's that long pointy snout!
Here is a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2014 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.
Madre Selva Biological Station, Loreto, Peru—February 2, 2016
This is the thickest Boana lanciformis
I've ever seen, by quite a bit. It's so plump that I thought it must be some other species at first, but every aspect of it matches a typical B. lanciformis
except the girth. Maybe it's a female almost bursting with eggs?
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, Peru—February 5, 2016
Something about the proportions of these frogs makes me think of people wearing frog costumes. Hmm, maybe next Halloween...
Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, Peru—February 7, 2016
I'm pretty sure this is a very young Boana lanciformis, not yet grown into its human-in-a-frog-costume shape.