Species:

Phyllomedusa bicolor

Giant Monkey Frog

Some other names for this species:

Giant Leaf Frog, Giant Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, Peru
Giant Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)
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.

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
Giant Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)
Giant Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)
By day, a Giant Monkey Frog hunkers down, looking perhaps even more ridiculous than it does at night.
Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, Peru
Giant Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)
By night, a Giant Monkey Frog in all its glory.
Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, Peru
Giant Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)
Now that is one large and goofy-looking frog. We saw a good number of these large and silly frogs again this year.

Here is a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2014 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.