Amphibians and Reptiles Identified on the
GreenTracks/Reptiles Magazine
Trip to the Golfito Area of Southwestern Costa Rica in October 2000

Photos of some of the species are shown below. If you participated in this expedition and would like to add photos to this page, please e-mail them to the link below.

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Smilisca phaeota
Smilisca phaeota

B. c. imperator
B. c. imperator

Caiman crocodilus chiapasius
C. crocodilus chiapasius

Hyla rufitela
Hyla rufitela

Hyalinobatrachium valerioi
Hyalinobatrachium valerioi


Sibon dimidiata
Sibon dimidiata

Ungaliophis panamensis
Ungaliophis panamensi

Scinax elaeochroa
Scinax elaeochroa

Leptophis ahaetulla
Leptophis ahaetulla

Bothriechis schlegelii
Bothriechis schlegelii


Colosthesus nubicola
Colosthesus nubicola

Corytophanes cristatus
Corytophanes cristatus

Dendrobates granuliferus
Dendrobates granuliferus

Dryadophis melanolomus
Dryadophis melanolomus

Bothrops asper
Bothrops asper


Agalychnis callidryas
Agalychnis callidryas

Ameiva leptophrys
Ameiva leptophrys

Bufo coniferus
Bufo coniferus

Imantodes cenchoa
Imantodes cenchoa

Chironius carinatus
Chironius carinatus



COMPLETE LIST

The following species were collected and photographed. If the species was not collected, the letter (S) indicates seen, (H) indicates heard, and (RK) indicates road kill. (A) indicates an alien (introduced) species. The number of each snake species identified is listed after the species name. Common names are included for your convenience.

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If any errors or omissions are noted please inform Bill Becker at beckherps@socket.net for corrections.

    AMPHIBIA

    -GYMNOPHIONA

    --CAECILIAIDAE (CAECILIANS)
  1. Dermophis parviceps


  2. -ANURA

    --LEPTODACTYLIDAE
  3. Eleutherodactylus crassidigitus     Slim-fingered Rain Frog
  4. Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri       Common Rain Frog
  5. Eleutherodactylus stejnegerianus
  6. Leptodactylus labialis (H)           White-lipped Frog
  7. Leptodactylus pentadactylus        Smokey Jungle Frog
  8. Leptodactylus melanonotus (S)
  9. Physalaemus pustulosus       Tungara Frog


  10. --BUFONIDAE (TOADS)
  11. Bufo coniferus      Green Climbing Toad
  12. Bufo marinus      Marine Toad
  13. Bufo melanochloris      Wet Forest Toad


  14. --HYLIDAE (TREE and LEAF FROGS)
  15. Agalychnis callidryas      Red-eyed Leaf Frog
  16. Hyla microcephala (S)      Hourglass Frog
  17. Hyla rosenbergi
  18. Hyla rufitela
  19. Scinax elaeochroa      Narrow-headed Tree Frog
  20. Smilisca phaeota      Masked Tree Frog
  21. Smilisca sordida      Drab Tree Frog


  22. --DENDROBATIDAE (POISON FROGS)
  23. Colosthesus nubicola      Rocket Frog
  24. Dendrobates auratus      Green & Black Poison Frog
  25. Dendrobates granuliferus      Granular Poison Frog
  26. Phyllobates vittatus      Golfodulcean Poison Frog


  27. --CENTROLENIDAE (GLASS FROGS)
  28. Centrolene prosoblepon      Emerald Glass Frog
  29. Hyalinobatrachium valerioi      Reticulated Glass Frog


  30. --RANIDAE (TRUE FROGS)
  31. Rana forreri (S)(RK)     Costa Rican Leopard Frog


  32. REPTILIA

    -TESTUDINATA

    --CHELYDRIDAE (SNAPPING TURTLES)
  33. Chelydra serpentina      Common Snapping Turtle


  34. --CHELONIIDAE (SEA TURTLES)
  35. Chelonia mydas agassizii (S)      Pacific Green Sea Turtle


  36. --EMYDIDAE (POND TURTLES, BOX and WATER TURTLES)
  37. Trachemys scripta (S)(RK)      Common Slider


  38. -SQUAMATA - SAURIA (LIZARDS)

    --CORYTOPHANIDAE (CASQUEHEAD LIZARDS)
  39. Basiliscus basiliscus      Brown Basilisk
  40. Corytophanes cristatus      Helmeted or Casque-headed Basilisk


  41. --IGUANIDAE (IGUANAS and SPINYTAIL IGUANAS)
  42. Ctenosaura similis      Ctenosaur
  43. Iguana iguana      Green Iguana


  44. --POLYCHROTIDAE (ANOLES)
  45. Norops aquaticus      Stream Anole
  46. Norops biporcatus      Green Tree Anole
  47. Anolis capito      Pug-nosed Anole
  48. Norops intermedius
  49. Norops limifrons      Slender Brown Anole
  50. Anolis oxylophus      Stream Anole
  51. Anolis polylepis      Brown Anole
  52. Anolis tropidolepis      Cloud Forest Anole
  53. Anolis woodi      Blue-eyed Anole


  54. --GECKKONIDAE (GECKOS)
  55. Gonatodes albogularis      Yellow-headed Gecko
  56. Hemidactylus frenatus (A)
  57. Lepidodactylus lugubris (A)


  58. --GYMNOPTHALMIDAE (SPECTACLED LIZARDS)
  59. Leposoma southi


  60. --TEIIDAE (WHIPTAILS and TEGUS)
  61. Ameiva festiva      Central American Ameiva
  62. Ameiva leptophrys
  63. Ameiva quadrilineata      Four-lined Ameiva


  64. --SCINCIDAE (SKINKS)
  65. Mabuya unimarginata      Bronze-backed Skink
  66. Sphenomorphus cherriei      Striped Litter Skink


  67. --XANTUSIIDAE (NIGHT LIZARDS)
  68. Lepidophyma flavimaculatum (S)      Tropical Night Lizard


  69. -SQUAMATA - SERPENTES (SNAKES)

    --BOIDAE (BOAS and PYTHONS)
  70. Boa constrictor imperator (2)      Boa Constrictor


  71. --TROPIDOPHIIDAE (DWARF BOAS, WOODSNAKES)
  72. Ungaliophis panamensis (1)      Banana Boa, Bromeliad Boa, Dwarf Boa


  73. --COLUBRIDAE (COLUBRIDS)
  74. Chironius carinatus (2)      Sipo
  75. Dryadophis melanolomus (2)      Salmon-bellied racer
  76. Imantodes cenchoa (2)      Blunt-headed tree snake
  77. Leptodeira septentrionalis (11)      Cat-eyed Snake
  78. Leptophis ahaetulla (1)      Green Parrot Snake
  79. Spilotes pullatus (RK) (1)      Mica, Tiger Rat Snake
  80. Sibon dimidiata (1)      Snail-eating Snake


  81. --ELAPIDAE (CORAL SNAKES, COBRAS, KRAITS)
  82. Micrurus alleni (2)      Allenís Coral Snake


  83. --VIPERIDAE (VIPERS and PIT VIPERS)
  84. Bothriechis schlegelii (2)      Eyelash Viper
  85. Bothrops asper (18)      Terciopelo
  86. Porthidium nasutum (1)      Hog-nosed viper


  87. -CROCODYLIA

    --CROCODLYIDAE (CROCODILES and CAIMAN)
  88. Caiman crocodilus chiapasius (4)      Caiman