Litter Frog

January 20, 2011 | Armonia Nature Preserve, Limon Province, Costa Rica

I thought this was perhaps an Eleutherodactylus species in the family Leptodactylidae. That determination was based mainly on the pads visible on the undersides of the hands and feet.

I asked Brian Kubicki for his opinion, and he said this is Craugastor polyptychus. That last link notes that this species was recently split from Eleutherodactylus bransfordii, so I guess was on the right track.

Looking around on the internet, it looks like the two species are separated by elevation, with this species occurring at lower elevations.




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