Phyllomedusa bicolor — Giant Monkey Frog
Some other names for this species:
Giant Leaf Frog, Giant Waxy Monkey Tree Frog
Where to start with the Giant Monkey Frog? It's ridiculously large for a tree frog. It's extremely silly looking. It has a waxy skin secretion with various pharmaceutical properties. It's a friggin' monkey frog. Life isn't complete until you've seen a Giant Monkey Frog.
This particular Giant Monkey Frog was christened "Bob" by Mike Pingleton.
By day, a Giant Monkey Frog hunkers down, looking perhaps even more ridiculous than it does at night.
By night, a Giant Monkey Frog in all its glory.
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- Rodríguez, L. O. and Duellman, W. E. 1994. Guide to the Frogs of the Iquitos Region, Amazonian Peru