Herpetofauna Species of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest – Las Piedras, Tambopata, Madre de Dios

The Las Piedras River in the Peruvian Amazon is home to a rich biodiversity and abundance of snakes, frogs, lizards, turtles and caiman, many of which are endangered. Here is a live list of species being recorded by the ARCAmazon research teams and partners.

Amazon Center Las Piedras Amazon Rainforest Research Conservation

Herpetofauna species recorded at LPAC and/or within the Las Piedras watershed

LPAC protects 4,450 hectares of pristine rainforest in the Las Piedras-Tambopata-Madre de Dios Region of the Peruvian Amazon. The following reptiles and amphibians have been recorded on the site and/or within the watershed through ARCAmazon’s wildlife monitoring and forest ranger programs:

AMPHIBIA ANURA:

80
Family
Genus
Species
Common Name (English)
Nombre común (Peru)
Conservation Status
LPAC
Las Piedras Watershed
Brian Crnobrna (Fauan Forever)
German Chavez & Renzo Pradel
Alberto Garcia (Fauna Forever)
Pat Champagne
Dylan Singer
80aa TOTAL # SPECIES808065495100
1AromobatidaeAllobatesconspicuusAllobates conspicuus1111
1AromobatidaeAllobatesfemoralisAllobates femoralisLC11111
1AromobatidaeAllobatestrilineatusAllobates trilineatusLC1111
1BufonidaeRhaeboguttatusRhaebo guttatusLC11111
1BufonidaeRhinellamargaritiferaRhinella margaritiferaCrested toadLC1111
1BufonidaeRhinellamarinaRhinella marinaCane toadLC11111
1CaeiliidaeOscaeciliabassleriOscaecilia bassleriPastaza River CaecilianLC111
1CaeiliidaeSiphonopsannulatusSiphonops annulatusRinger CaecilianLC1111
1CentrolenidaeHyalinobatrachiumspHyalinobatrachium spGlass frog111
1CentrolenidaeTeratohylamidasTeratohyla midasAmazonian glass frogLC111
1CeratophrynidaeCeratophryscornutaCeratophrys cornutaSurinam horned frogLC11111
1CraugastoridaeOreobatescruralisOreobates cruralisLC11111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisaltamazonicusPristimantis altamazonicusAmazon robber frogLC1111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisbuccinatorPristimantis buccinatorLC111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisdiadematusPristimantis diadematusLC111P. ventrimarmoratus no existe en Peru, todo es P. diadematus
1CraugastoridaePristimantisfenestratusPristimantis fenestratusLC11111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisrechleiPristimantis rechlei11111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisskydmainosPristimantis skydmainosLC111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisspPristimantis sp111
1CraugastoridaePristimantistoftaePristimantis toftaeLC1111
1DendrobatidaeAmeeregahahneliAmeerega hahneliLC11111
1DendrobatidaeAmeeregatrivittataAmeerega trivittataThree-striped arrow-poison frogLC11111
1DendrobatidaeAmeeregaspAmeerega sp111
1HylidaeBoanaaff. alfaroiBoana aff. alfaroi1111Este es el nombre actualizado para los registros de Hypsiboas fasciatus
1HylidaeBoanaboansBoana boans11111
1HylidaeBoanacinerascensBoana cinerascens11111
1HylidaeBoanageographicusBoana geographicus1111
1HylidaeBoanalanciformisBoana lanciformis1111
1HylidaeCallimedusatomopternaCallimedusa tomopterna11111
1HylidaeCruziohylacraspedopusCruziohyla craspedopus111
1HylidaeDendropsophusbrevifronsDendropsophus brevifrons111
1HylidaeDendropsophusjoannaeDendropsophus joannae111
1HylidaeDendropsophuskamagariniDendropsophus kamagarini111Esta especie es el nombre valido para los antiguos registros de Dendropsophus parviceps
1HylidaeDendropsophuslealiDendropsophus leali11111
1HylidaeDendropsophusleucophyllatusDendropsophus leucophyllatus1111
1HylidaeDendropsophusmarmoratusDendropsophus marmoratus111
1HylidaeDendropsophusminutusDendropsophus minutus11111
1HylidaeDendropsophusparvicepsDendropsophus parviceps111
1HylidaeDendropsophusrhodopeplusDendropsophus rhodopeplus1111
1HylidaeDendropsophussalliDendropsophus salli111
1HylidaeDendropsophussarayacuensisDendropsophus sarayacuensis11111
1HylidaeDendropsophussp.Dendropsophus sp.111
1HylidaeDendropsophustriangulumDendropsophus triangulum111
1HylidaeOsteocephaluscastaenicolaOsteocephalus castaenicola1111
1HylidaeOsteocephalusleoniaeOsteocephalus leoniae111Los antiguos registros de O. leprieurii son probablemente O. leoniae, O leprieurii es una especie de Guayanas
1HylidaeOsteocephalusplanicepsOsteocephalus planiceps1111
1HylidaeOsteocephalustaurinusOsteocephalus taurinus11111
1HylidaePhyllomedusaatelopoidesPhyllomedusa atelopoides1111
1HylidaePhyllomedusabicolorPhyllomedusa bicolorBicolor Monkey frogLC1111
1HylidaePhyllomedusacambaPhyllomedusa camba11111
1HylidaePhyllomedusatarsiusPhyllomedusa tarsius111
1HylidaePhyllomedusavaillantiPhyllomedusa vaillanti11111
1HylidaePithecopuspalliatusPithecopus palliatus11111
1HylidaeScarthylagoinorumScarthyla goinorum111
1HylidaeScinaxcreuntommaScinax creuntomma1111
1HylidaeScinaxgarbeiScinax garbei11111
1HylidaeScinaxictericusScinax ictericus11111
1HylidaeScinaxpedromedinaeScinax pedromedinae11111
1HylidaeScinaxruberScinax ruber11111
1HylidaeSphaenorhynchuslacteusSphaenorhynchus lacteus111
1HylidaeTrachycephaluscoriaceusTrachycephalus coriaceus1111
1HylidaeTrachycephalusvenulosusTrachycephalus venulosus1111
1LeiuperdaeEdalorhinapereziEdalorhina perezi11111
1LeiuperdaeEngystomopsfreibergiEngystomops freibergi1111Engystomops freibergi es el nombre actual para los registros de E. petersi
1LeptodactylidaeAdenomeraandreaeAdenomera andreae11111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusdidymusLeptodactylus didymus11111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusknudseniLeptodactylus knudseni111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusleptodactyloidesLeptodactylus leptodactyloides1111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactyluspentadactylusLeptodactylus pentadactylus11111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactyluspetersiiLeptodactylus petersii11111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusrhodomystaxLeptodactylus rhodomystax1111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusrhodonotusLeptodactylus rhodonotus1111
1LeptodactylidaeLithodyteslineatusLithodytes lineatus11111
1MicrohylidaeChiasmocleisbassleriChiasmocleis bassleri111
1MicrohylidaeChiasmocleisroyiChiasmocleis royi111
1MicrohylidaeChiasmocleisventrimaculataChiasmocleis ventrimaculata1111
1MicrohylidaeCtenophrynegeayiCtenophryne geayi1111
1MicrohylidaeElachistocleismuiraquitanElachistocleis muiraquitan1111Elachistocleis muiraquitan es el nombre actual para los antiguos regstros de Elachistochleis bicolor
1MicrohylidaeHamptophrynebolivianaHamptophryne boliviana11111
1PipidaePipapipaPipa pipa111

REPTILIA SQUAMATA:

78
Family
Genus
Species
Common Name (English)
Nombre común (Peru)
Conservation Status
LPAC
Las Piedras Watershed
Brian Crnobrna (Fauan Forever)
German Chavez
Renzo Pradel
Alberto Garcia (Fauna Forever)
Dave Johnston (ARCAmazon)
Patrick Champagne (ARCAmazon)
78aa TOTAL # SPECIES767663282447166
1AmphisbaenidaeAmphisbaenaalbaAmphisbaena albaWhite worm lizardLC1111
1AnguidaeDiploglossusfasciatusDiploglossus fasciatus111Is this your own record Brian?
1AniliidaeAniliusscytale111
1BoidaeBoaconstrictorBoa constrictorBoa constrictor11111
1BoidaeCorallusbatessiCorallus batessiEmerald tree boaBoa esmeralda1111Cambié el nombre a Corallus batessi, Boa esmeralda es nombre comun
1BoidaeCorallushortulanusCorallus hortulanus1111111
1BoidaeEpicratescenchriaEpicrates cenchria1111111
1ChelidaePlatemysplatycephalaPlatemys platycephala1111This should be removed to Testudinata
1ColubridaeChironiusfuscusChironius fuscus1111111
1ColubridaeChironiusmultiventris111
ColubridaeChironiusscurrulus111
1ColubridaeDendrophidiondendrophisDendrophidion dendrophis1111
1ColubridaeDrymarchoncoraisDrymarchon corais111111
1ColubridaeDrymobiusrhombiferDrymobius rhombifer11111
1ColubridaeDrymoluberdichrousDrymoluber dichrous11111
1ColubridaeLeptophisahaetullaLeptophis ahaetulla11111
1ColubridaePhrynonaxpolylepisPhrynonax polylepis111I changed the name, current name assigned to pseustes poecilonotus populations from Peru is Phrynonax polylepis
1ColubridaePseudoboacoronata1
1ColubridaeRhinobothryumlentiginosumRhinobothryum lentiginosum11111
1ColubridaeSpilotespullatusSpilotes pullatus1111
1ColubridaeTantillamelanocephalaTantilla melanocephala111
1ColubridaeXenodonseverus111
1DactyloideaAnolisfuscoauratusAnolis fuscoauratus1111111
1DactyloideaAnolistandaiAnolis tandai11111I changed the specific name to the current name assigned to old nitens= tandai
1DactyloideaAnolisortoniiAnolis ortonii11111
1DactyloideaAnolispunctatusAnolis punctatus1111111
1DactyloideaAnolisscypheusAnolis scypheus1111Would be good to see a picture of this record, is not common at southern peru
1DipsadidaeApostolepisnigroterminataApostolepis nigroterminata111
1DipsadidaeAtractusmajorAtractus major1111111
1DipsadidaeAtractussnethlageaeAtractus snethlageae111111
1DipsadidaeCleliacleliaClelia clelia1111111
1DipsadidaeDipsascatesbyiDipsas catesbyi11111
1DipsadidaeDipsasindicaDipsas indica1111
1DipsadidaeDrepanoidesanomalusDrepanoides anomalus1111111
1DipsadidaeErythrolamprus taeniogaster 1
1DipsadidaeHelicopsangulatusHelicops angulatus1111111
1DipsadidaeHelicopsleopardinus111
1DipsadidaeHelicopspolylepisHelicops polylepis11111
1DipsadidaeHelicopssp.1
1DipsadidaeImantodescenchoaImantodes cenchoa1111111
1DipsadidaeImantodeslentiferusImantodes lentiferus1111
1DipsadidaeLeptodeiraannulataLeptodeira annulata1111111
1DipsadidaeLiophisreginaeLiophis reginae11111
1DipsadidaeOxyrhopusmelanogenysOxyrhopus melanogenys1111111
1DipsadidaeOxyrhopuspetolaOxyrhopus petola1111
1DipsadidaePhilodryasgeorgeboulengeriPhilodryas georgeboulengeri111111
1DipsadidaeSiphlophiscervinusSiphlophis cervinus111111
1DipsadidaeSiphlophiscompressusSiphlophis compressus1111
1DipsadidaeXenopholisscalarisXenopholis scalaris11111
1DipsadidaeXenoxybelisboulengeriXenoxybelis boulengeri111This speces is a synonimous of Phylodrias goergeboulengeri, which is the current name of the species
1ElapidaeMicrurusannelatusMicrurus annelatus1111
1ElapidaeMicruruslemniscatusMicrurus lemniscatus1111111
1ElapidaeMicrurusobscurusMicrurus obscurus111111
1ElapidaeMicrurussurinamensisMicrurus surinamensis11111
1GymnopthalmidaeAlopoglossusangulatusAlopoglossus angulatus11111
1GymnopthalmidaeBachiadorbignyiBachia dorbignyi1111
1GymnopthalmidaeCercosauraeigenmanniCercosaura eigenmanni1111
1GymnopthalmidaeCercosauraocellataCercosaura ocellata11111
1GymnopthalmidaeIphisaelegansIphisa elegans111
1GymnopthalmidaePotamitesecpleopusPotamites ecpleopus1111
1HoplocercidaeEnyalioidespalpebralis111
1PolychrotidaePolychrusliogasterPolychrus liogaster111
1ScincidaeVarzeaaltamazonicaVarzea altamazonica111111
1SphaerodactylidaeGonatodeshasemaniGonatodes hasemani11111
1SphaerodactylidaeGonatodeshumeralisGonatodes humeralis11111
1SphaerodactylidaePseudogonatodesguianensisPseudogonatodes guianensis1111111
1SphaerodactylidaeThecadactylussolimoensisThecadactylus solimoensis1111
1TeiidaeKentropyxpelvicepsKentropyx pelviceps1111111
1TeliidaeAmeivaameivaAmeiva ameiva11111
1TeliidaeKentropyxaltamazonicaKentropyx altamazonica11111
1TeliidaeTupinambiscuscoensisTupinambis cuscoensis11111
1TropiduridaePlicaplicaPlica plica1111111
1Tropiduridaeplicaumbraplica umbra11111
1TropiduridaeStenocercusfimbriatusStenocercus fimbriatus11111
1TropiduridaeStenocercusroseiventrisStenocercus roseiventris1111
1TyphlopidaeTyphlopsreticulatusTyphlops reticulatus11111
1ViperidaeBothropsatroxBothrops atrox1111111
1ViperidaeBothropsisbilineataBothropsis bilineata111
1ViperidaeLachesismutaLachesis muta1111111

REPTILIA TESTUDINATA:

6
Family
Genus
Species
Common Name (English)
Nombre común (Peru)
Conservation Status
LPAC
Las Piedras Watershed
Brian Crnobrna (Fauan Forever)
German Chavez
Renzo Pradel
Alberto Garcia (Fauna Forever)
Patrick Champagne (ARCAmazon)
6aa TOTAL # SPECIES7746546
1ChelidaeMesoclemmysgibbaGibba (Toadhead) Turtle?1111111
1ChelidaePlatemysplatycephala(Western) Twist-neck Turtle?111111
1KinosternidaeKinosternon scorpiodes Scorpion Mud Turtle?11111
1PelomedusidaePodocnemisunifilisYellow-spotted Amazon River TurtleVU1111111
1TestudinataChelonoidisdenticulata Yellow-footed tortoiseVU111111
1ChelidaePhrynopsgeoffroanusGeoffroy’s Side-necked Turtle?11111
ChelidaePhrynopsraniceps111

REPTILIA CROCODYLIA:

4
Family
Genus
Species
Common Name (English)
Nombre común (Peru)
Conservation Status
LPAC
Las Piedras Watershed
Patrick Champagne (ARCAmazon)
Brian Crnobrna (Fauan Forever)
German Chavez & Renzo Pradel
Alberto Garcia (Fauna Forever)
4aa TOTAL # SPECIES444222
1AlligatoridaeCaimancrocodilusSpectacled caimanCaimán blancoLC111111
1AlligatoridaeMelanosuchusnigerBlack caimanCaimán negroCD111
1AlligatoridaePaleosuchuspalpebrosusCuvier's dwarf caimanCaimán enanoLC111
1AlligatoridaePaleosuchustrigonatusSchneider's smooth-fronted caimanCaimán frentiplanoLC111111