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Ride out the Hitoy Cerere

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Boa borrowed his father’s motorcycle to drive to Hitoy Cerere and, while hanging off of the back of the cycle, I photographed some of the journey.  The first picture I was still, and shows a small, unforested plot on the hill in the distance: Boa’s families houses and ranch.  On the left of the photo is a dike used to control Rió La Estrella’s water flow from destroying too much of Dole’s banana plantations.

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Oophaga pumillio and Boa

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I never actually took a nice photogaph of the Strawberry or Blue Jeans poison dart frog (Oophaga pumillio) while on the Kent State course trips to La Selva.  Thus, here’s one, but from Hitoy Cerere and with much less blue on the legs than those individuals found in La Selva.

And there’s Boa…

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Craugastor polyptychus

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Using Savage’s (2004) key and photographs, my best guess for this little herp is Craugastor polyptychus.  The former Eleutherodactylus group is exceptionally diversity and difficult to key… especially when the specimen in question was caught 2500 miles away a month ago and not retained, but merely photographed.  Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s new for me, which makes my lack of a confident identification that much more frustrating.