Costa Rica Herp List
August 2010
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Crocodilians
AlligatoridaeAlligators and Caimans
Caiman crocodilus
Common Caiman
Lizards
CorytophanidaeCasque-headed Lizards
Basiliscus plumifrons
Emerald Basilisk
new species
Basiliscus vittatus
Brown Basilisk
DactyloidaeAnoles
Anolis capito
Big-headed Anole
Anolis limifrons
Border Anole
Anolis woodi
Blue-eyed Anole
new species
GekkonidaeTypical Geckos
Hemidactylus frenatus
Common House Gecko
IguanidaeIguanas
Iguana iguana
Green Iguana
PhrynosomatidaeSpiny Lizards
Sceloporus malachiticus
Green Spiny Lizard
SphaerodactylidaeDwarf Geckos
Gonatodes albogularis
Yellow-headed Gecko
TeiidaeWhiptails and Tegus
Holcosus festivus
Central American Ameiva
Snakes
DipsadidaeRear-fanged Snakes
Sibon nebulatus
Cloudy Snail-eating Snake
ViperidaeVipers
Bothriechis lateralis
Side-striped Palm Pit Viper
new species
Bothriechis schlegelii
Eyelash Viper
new species
Turtles and Tortoises
CheloniidaeSea Turtles
Chelonia mydas
Green Sea Turtle
EmydidaeBox and Pond Turtles
Rhinoclemmys funerea
Black Wood Turtle
new species
Frogs and Toads
BufonidaeTrue Toads
CraugastoridaeRain and Litter Frogs
Craugastor fitzingeri
Common Rain Frog
DendrobatidaePoison Frogs
Oophaga pumilio
Strawberry Dart Frog
new species
HylidaeTreefrogs
Agalychnis callidryas
Red-eyed Leaf Frog
Hypsiboas rufitelus
Red-webbed Treefrog
new species
Isthmohyla pseudopuma
Gunther’s Costa Rican Treefrog
new species
Scinax elaeochrous
Narrow-headed Treefrog
Smilisca puma
Tawny Treefrog
new species
RanidaeTrue Frogs
Lithobates vaillanti
Rainforest Frog
new species
Summary
Crocodilians:
Lizards:
Snakes:
Turtles and Tortoises:
Frogs and Toads:
total:
new species:
1
10
3
2
9
25
10