Scinax elaeochrous Narrow-headed Treefrog
Also known as:
Olive Treefrog
Golfito, Puntarenas province, Costa RicaSeptember 26, 2001
Narrow-headed Treefrog (Scinax elaeochrous)
We found this frog on a night drive near a weedy airstrip in the town of Golfito, and captured it for photos the next day. We were driving alongside the airstrip because it was a good place to find snakes, but we didn't see any snakes. Still, it's a nice frog. Don't be putting down this frog, you snake-lovers you.

This frog was photographed on a herping trip with GreenTracks. Here is a complete list of the species we found on this GreenTracks trip.

Sueño Azul Resort, Sarapiqui, Puntarenas province, Costa RicaAugust 10, 2010
Narrow-headed Treefrog (Scinax elaeochrous)
This was one of the half-dozen or so frogs we saw on a night hike at Sueño Azul. These frogs seem to always look like they're leaning forward in anticipation.
Eco Termales Hot Springs, Alajuela province, Costa RicaAugust 11, 2010
Narrow-headed Treefrog (Scinax elaeochrous)
Eco Termales Hot Springs, like many small businesses in Costa Rica that are trying to attract the ecotourist dollar, has its own pond with a nice assortment of frogs. After we soaked in the volcano-heated waters and had a nice dinner, we followed our guide Jonathan Sequeira down a short narrow trail and saw eight or nine frogs of four or five species in a half hour or so, including this attractively yellow one.
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