The third species of Porthidium I’ve encounter, P. porrasi is found on the Osa Peninsula. I discovered P. nasutum in La Selva a few years ago, and P. ophryomegas in Palo Verde last June. I’ve yet to see P. volcanicum though…
First time sighting one of the classic frogs of Costa Rica: the red-eyed leaf frog, Agalychnis callidryas. Absolutely beautiful.
Xantusiidae – Lepidophyma flavimaculatum
This little anole seems to the the most common around the Proyecto Campanario, on the Osa Peninsula. Their patterning and colors vary on their body, but the dew-lap is mostly orange.
A new anole for me… but Oscar caught it.
There were several ribbon snakes (Thamnophis proximus) around to greet us upon arrival in the wetland. They are fairly aggressive and difficult to catch because they quickly slide underneath the vegetation.
A juvenile boa caught at Palo Verde that I would have loved to take home…
My herp count did not include amphibians or reptiles that I wasn’t completely certain on their identification (or at least, fairly certain), like this Leptodactylid (rain frog). It’s certainly a different species from those that were included in the count, but I can’t provide a definite identification, and therefore I cannot enter it in my herp database.
The perch this frog is using in a small leaf’s petiole, just to give some scale.