Pristimantis carvalhoi — Long-nosed Rain Frog
With their relatively long, pointy snouts, these frogs are more recognizable than most of the numerous Pristimantis species. At least, I thought so when I decided that this was P. carvalhoi. And Dick Bartlett agreed with me, so I'm feeling pretty confident.
On this visit, my fourth to this area, Pristimantis in general were not as plentiful as on some earlier trips, but a large percentage of the ones I saw seemed to be this species.
The most fashion-conscious Pristimantis sport matching heels and snouts.
This one is less bumpy than the others. Perhaps it is a juvenile and they get more bumpy with age? Perhaps bumpiness is just a variable characteristic in this species? Perhaps this is not P. carvalhoi but instead a similar but less bumpy species? So many research topics still available in the tropics!
Fully bumpy. No lack of bumps here, no sirree. Sorry, I guess I should have said "dorsum strongly tuberculate".
- Pristimantis carvalhoi account on AmphibiaWeb
- Pristimantis carvalhoi account on Amphibian Species of the World
- Bartlett, R.D., and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
- Dixon, J. R. and Soini, P. 1986. The Reptiles of the Upper Amazon Basin, Iquitos Region, Peru