Golfito, Costa Rica Herp List
September 2001
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Crocodilians
AlligatoridaeAlligators and Caimans
Caiman crocodilus
Common Caiman
Lizards
CorytophanidaeCasque-headed Lizards
Basiliscus basiliscus
Common Basilisk
Corytophanes cristatus
Helmeted Basilisk
new species
DactyloidaeAnoles
Anolis aquaticus
Water Anole
new species
Anolis capito
Big-headed Anole
new species
Anolis pentaprion
Lichen Anole
new species
Anolis polylepis
Many-scaled Anole
GekkonidaeTypical Geckos
Lepidodactylus lugubris
Mourning Gecko
new species
GymnophthalmidaeSpectacled Lizards
Leposoma southi
Northern Spectacled Lizard
new species
ScincidaeSkinks
Sphenomorphus cherriei
Striped Litter Skink
new species
SphaerodactylidaeDwarf Geckos
Gonatodes albogularis
Yellow-headed Gecko
TeiidaeWhiptails and Tegus
Holcosus festivus
Central American Ameiva
new species
Holcosus leptophrys
Delicate Ameiva
new species
Holcosus quadrilineatus
Four-lined Ameiva
XantusiidaeNight Lizards
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum
Tropical Night Lizard
new species
Snakes
ColubridaeHarmless Egg-laying Snakes
Mastigodryas melanolomus
Salmon-bellied Racer
new species
DipsadidaeRear-fanged Snakes
Leptodeira septentrionalis
Cat-eyed Snake
new species
Sibon nebulatus
Cloudy Snail-eating Snake
new species
ViperidaeVipers
Bothrops asper
Central American Fer-de-Lance
new species
Turtles and Tortoises
ChelydridaeSnapping Turtles
Chelydra serpentina
Snapping Turtle
new species
Caecilians
CaeciliidaeCommon Caecilians
Gymnopis multiplicata
Purple Caecilian
new species
Frogs and Toads
AromobatidaeCryptic Forest Frogs
Allobates talamancae
Striped Rocket Frog
new species
BufonidaeTrue Toads
Incilius coniferus
Green Climbing Toad
new species
Incilius melanochlorus
Wet Forest Toad
new species
CentrolenidaeGlass Frogs
Espadarana prosoblepon
Emerald Glass Frog
new species
CraugastoridaeRain and Litter Frogs
Craugastor fitzingeri
Common Rain Frog
new species
Craugastor stejnegerianus
Stejneger’s Rain Frog
new species
Craugastor taurus
Golfito Rain Frog
new species
DendrobatidaePoison Frogs
Dendrobates auratus
Green-and-black Poison Dart Frog
HylidaeTreefrogs
Agalychnis callidryas
Red-eyed Leaf Frog
new species
Hypsiboas rosenbergi
Gladiator Frog
new species
Scinax elaeochrous
Narrow-headed Treefrog
new species
Smilisca phaeota
Masked Treefrog
new species
Smilisca sordida
Drab Treefrog
new species
LeptodactylidaeTropical Frogs
Engystomops pustulosus
Túngara Frog
new species
Leptodactylus savagei
Savage’s Thin-toed Frog
new species
RanidaeTrue Frogs
Lithobates warszewitschii
Brilliant Forest Frog
new species
Summary
Crocodilians:
Lizards:
Snakes:
Turtles and Tortoises:
Caecilians:
Frogs and Toads:
total:
new species:
1
14
4
1
1
17
38
31