Costa Rica and Panama Herp List
April 2001
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Crocodilians
AlligatoridaeAlligators and Caimans
Caiman crocodilus
Common Caiman
new species
CrocodylidaeCrocodiles
Crocodylus acutus
American Crocodile
new species
Lizards
CorytophanidaeCasque-headed Lizards
Basiliscus basiliscus
Common Basilisk
new species
DactyloidaeAnoles
Anolis apletophallus
no known English name
new species
Anolis biporcatus
Neotropical Green Anole
new species
Anolis cupreus
Dry Forest Anole
new species
Anolis humilis
Ground Anole
new species
Anolis intermedius
Gray Lichen Anole
new species
Anolis limifrons
Border Anole
new species
Anolis lionotus
Stream Anole
new species
Anolis polylepis
Many-scaled Anole
new species
IguanidaeIguanas
Ctenosaura similis
Gray’s Spiny-tailed Iguana
PhrynosomatidaeSpiny Lizards
Sceloporus malachiticus
Green Spiny Lizard
new species
SphaerodactylidaeDwarf Geckos
Gonatodes albogularis
Yellow-headed Gecko
new species
TeiidaeWhiptails and Tegus
Holcosus quadrilineatus
Four-lined Ameiva
new species
Holcosus undulatus
Rainbow Ameiva
new species
Turtles and Tortoises
EmydidaeBox and Pond Turtles
Trachemys venusta panamensis
Panamanian Slider
new species
Frogs and Toads
BufonidaeTrue Toads
Rhinella alata
Forest Toad
new species
CraugastoridaeRain and Litter Frogs
Craugastor bransfordii
Bransford’s Litter Frog
new species
Craugastor crassidigitus
Slim-fingered Rain Frog
new species
DendrobatidaePoison Frogs
Dendrobates auratus
Green-and-black Poison Dart Frog
new species
Summary
Crocodilians:
Lizards:
Turtles and Tortoises:
Frogs and Toads:
total:
new species:
2
14
1
5
22
20