Trachycephalus resinifictrix Amazon Milk Frog
Also known as:
Amazonian Milk Treefrog, Mission Golden-eyed Treefrog, Boatman Frog
This species was formerly placed in the genus Phrynohyas.
Madre Selva Biological Station, Loreto, PeruFebruary 4, 2016
Amazon Milk Frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix)
On a long night hike with Emerson, one of the local guides, and Raul, the caretaker of the Madre Selva property, we heard a distinctive frog call that Emerson and Raul recognized as the call of this species. Emerson told me that the frog usually calls from water-filled tree holes a few feet off the ground, and the three of us spread out to try to pinpoint the origin of the sound we were hearing. In a few minutes, Raul found this frog calling from a tree hole about five feet off the ground. I could see the frog in the hole, but I couldn't maneuver my camera into a position where I both had a good angle on the frog and also could light the frog with my flash. I had to settle for this one super-craptacular partially obscured photo of part of the frog's head.

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.

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