Costa Rica Trip- April, 2009

 

Locations:

Selva Verde, La Selva Biological Station, Osa Peninsula, and Corcovado National Park


Our first Clouded Snail Sucker


Me holding a Satiny Parrotsnake:


Green and Black Poison Dart Frog


A tiny, but cool Spotted Dwarf Gecko


Green Basilisk


Hog-nosed Viper!!


Green Vine Snake


2nd Hog-nosed Viper! (on the same hike as the first!)


Central American Whiptail (Ameiva Festiva)


Green Iguana (Iguana Iguana)


Pug-nosed Anole


Another Clouded Snail Sucker


Blunt-headed TreeSnake


Red-eyed TreeFrog


Red Coffee Snake


Eyelash Palm Pitviper!!


Central American Coral Snake!


Spectacled Caiman


Northern Cat-eyed Snake

Another (baby)

Casque-headed Lizard


Brown Vine Snake


Granular Poison Dart Frog


Turnip-tailed Gecko


A mossy-colored Eyelash Palm Pitviper



Masked Treefrog


Northern Cat-eyed Snake with a dead frog that it regurgitated


Aquatic Anole


Golfodulcean Poison Dart Frog



Southern Skink Tegu


Mussurana!


Red-eyed Treesnake!!


Fer-De-Lance!!!


I left out the pictures of some of the more common & boring species, but you can see all the species that we saw in the species list (below).



Species List


Common Name (Scientific Name) Date First Seen Place First Seen # seen (just for snakes)

Cane Toad (Bufo Marinus) 4/4/09 Selva Verde

Turnip-Tailed Gecko (Thecaudactylus rapicauda) 4/4/09 Selva Verde

Cloudy Slug-eater (Sibon Nebulatus) 4/4/09 Selva Verde 4

Slender Anole (Norops limifrons) 4/4/09 Selva Verde

Satiny Parrotsnake (Leptophis Depressirostris) 4/4/09 Selva Verde 1

Stream Anole (Norops oxylophis) 4/4/09 Selva Verde

Common Tink Frog (Eleutherdactylus diastema) 4/4/09 Selva Verde

Vaillant's Frog (Rana Vailantii) 4/4/09 Selva Verde

Green and Black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates Aurartus) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Spotted Dwarf Gecko (Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Hog-Nosed Viper (Porthidium nasutum) 4/5/09 Selva Verde 2

Green Vine Snake (Oxybelis fugidis) 4/5/09 Selva Verde 1

Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates pumilio) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Lemur Anole (Norops Lemurinus) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Ground Anole (Norops humilis) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Central American Whiptail (Ameiva Festiva) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Bransford's Litter Frog (Eleutherdactylus Bransfordi) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumiformes) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Green Iguana (Iguana Iguana) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Red Coffee Snake (Ninia Sebae) 4/5/09 Selva Verde 4

Forest Toad (Bufo haematiticus) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Red-eyed Treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Blunt-headed Treesnake (Imantodes cenchoa) 4/5/09 Selva Verde 3

Smokey Jungle Frog (Leptodactylus pentadactylus) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Pug-nosed Anole (Norops capito) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Yellow-headed Gecko (Gonatodes albogularis) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Fitzinger's Rain Frog (Eleutherdactylus Fitzingeri) 4/5/09 Selva Verde

Central American Coral Snake (Micrurus nigrocinctus) 4/6/09 Selva Verde 1

Eyelash palm Pit-Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) 4/6/09 La Selva Biological Station 2

Black River Turtle (Rhinoclemmys funerea) 4/6/09 Selva Verde

Tawny Treefrog (Smilisca Puma) 4/6/09 Selva Verde

Northern Cat-eyed Snake (Leptodeira sepentrionalis) 4/7/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula 11

Black Iguana (Ctenosaurus simili)s 4/7/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Spectacled Caiman (Caiman Crocodylus) 4/7/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Milkey Frog 4/7/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Gladiator Frog (Hyla Rosenbergi) 4/7/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus Basiliscus) 4/7/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Four-lined Ameiva (Ameiva Quadrilineata) 4/7/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Masked Treefrog 4/7/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Hourglass Treefrog (Hyla Ebercata) 4/7/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Costa Rican Dwarf Gecko (Sphaerodactylus Graptolaemus) 4/8/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Brown Forest Skink (Sphenomorphis cherri) 4/8/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Many-scaled Anole (Norops Polypleps) 4/8/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Casquehead Lizard (Corytophanes cristatus0 4/8/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Delicate Ameiva (Ameiva Letophrys) 4/8/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Cerro Utyum Robber Frog (Eleutherdactylus Podiciferus) 4/8/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Brown Vine Snake (Oxybelis aeneus) 4/8/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula 1

Southern Skink Tegu (Leposona southi) 4/8/09 Bosque Del Cabo, Osa Peninsula

Granular Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates Granuliferus) 4/9/09 La Sirena, Corcovado National Park

Green Tree Anole (Norops Biporcatus) 4/9/09 La Sirena, Corcovado National Park

Brown Debris Snake (Coniophanes Fissidens) 4/9/09 Playa Nicuesa 1

Bolivian White-lipped Frog (Leptodactylus Bolivianus) 4/9/09 Playa Nicuesa

Central American Rain Frog (Eleutherdactylus rugosus) 4/9/09 Playa Nicuesa

Golfodulcan Poison Dart Frog (Phyllobates vittatus) 4/10/09 Playa Nicuesa

Central American Mabuya (Mabuya unimarginata) 4/10/09 Playa Nicuesa

Tungara Frog (Physalaemus pustulosus) 4/10/09 Playa Nicuesa

Fer-de-lance (Bothrops Asper) 4/10/09 Playa Nicuesa 2

Red-eyed Treesnake (Tripanurgos compressus) 4/10/09 Playa Nicuesa 1

Mussurana (Clelia Clelia) 4/10/09 Playa Nicuesa


Totals:


Snake Species: 14

Individual Snakes: 35

Lizard species: 22

Turtle Species: 1

Crocodilians: 2

Reptiles: 39

Frogs: 20

Toads: 2

Amphibians:22


Total Herps: 61


Highlights:

Hog-nosed Viper

Eyelash Pitviper

Central American Coral Snake

Fer-de lance

Mussurana

All the other snakes

Aquatic Anole

All 5 species of Poison Dart Frogs


Overall, a great trip with more snakes than expected and TONS of lizards and frogs. I can't wait to go back!  

Also look at my blog on the trip: http://gibson.dintersmith.org