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:

78
Family
Genus
Species
Species Name
Common Name (English)
Nombre común (Peru)
Conservation Status
LPAC
Las Piedras Watershed
Brian Crnobrna (Fauan Forever)
Dylan Singer (ARCAmazon)
Alberto Garcia (Fauna Forever)
German Chavez & Renzo Pradel (CORBIDI)
78aa TOTAL # SPECIES787864515048
1AromobatidaeAllobatesconspicuusAllobates conspicuus11111
1AromobatidaeAllobatesfemoralisAllobates femoralisLC111111
1AromobatidaeAllobatestrilineatusAllobates trilineatusLC1111
1BufonidaeRhaeboguttatusRhaebo guttatusLC111111
1BufonidaeRhinellamargaritiferaRhinella margaritiferaCrested forest toadLC11111
1BufonidaeRhinellamarinaRhinella marinaCane toadLC111111
1CaeiliidaeOscaeciliabassleriOscaecilia bassleriPastaza River CaecilianLC1111
1CaeiliidaeSiphonopsannulatusSiphonops annulatusRinger CaecilianLC1111
1CentrolenidaeHyalinobatrachiummondolfiHyalinobatrachium mondolfiGlass frog111
1CentrolenidaeTeratohylamidasTeratohyla midasAmazonian glass frogLC111
1CeratophrynidaeCeratophryscornutaCeratophrys cornutaSurinam horned frogLC111111
1CraugastoridaeOreobatescruralisOreobates cruralisLC111111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisaltamazonicusPristimantis altamazonicusAmazon robber frogLC1111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisbuccinatorPristimantis buccinatorLC111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisdiadematusPristimantis diadematusLC1111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisfenestratusPristimantis fenestratusLC111111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisrechleiPristimantis rechlei111111
1CraugastoridaePristimantisskydmainosPristimantis skydmainosLC111
1CraugastoridaePristimantistoftaePristimantis toftaeLC11111
1DendrobatidaeAmeeregahahneliAmeerega hahneliLC111111
1DendrobatidaeAmeeregatrivittataAmeerega trivittataThree-striped arrow-poison frogLC111111
1HylidaeBoanaaff. alfaroiBoana aff. alfaroi11111
1HylidaeBoanaboansBoana boansGladiator frog111111
1HylidaeBoanacinerascensBoana cinerascens111111
1HylidaeBoanageographicusBoana geographicus11111
1HylidaeBoanalanciformisBoana lanciformis1111
1HylidaeBoanamaculateralisBoana maculateralis111
1HylidaeCallimedusatomopternaCallimedusa tomopterna111111
1HylidaeCruziohylacraspedopusCruziohyla craspedopus1111
1HylidaeDendropsophusallenorumDendropsophus allenorum111
1HylidaeDendropsophusbrevifronsDendropsophus brevifrons111
1HylidaeDendropsophusjoannaeDendropsophus joannae111
1HylidaeDendropsophuskamagariniDendropsophus kamagarini11111
1HylidaeDendropsophuslealiDendropsophus leali11111
1HylidaeDendropsophusleucophyllatusDendropsophus leucophyllatus1111
1HylidaeDendropsophusmarmoratusDendropsophus marmoratus111
1HylidaeDendropsophusminutusDendropsophus minutus111111
1HylidaeDendropsophusrhodopeplusDendropsophus rhodopeplus11111
1HylidaeDendropsophussalliDendropsophus salli111
1HylidaeDendropsophussarayacuensisDendropsophus sarayacuensis111111
1HylidaeDendropsophustriangulumDendropsophus triangulum1111
1HylidaeOsteocephaluscastaenicolaOsteocephalus castaenicola11111
1HylidaeOsteocephalusleoniaeOsteocephalus leoniae111
1HylidaeOsteocephalusplanicepsOsteocephalus planiceps1111
1HylidaeOsteocephalustaurinusOsteocephalus taurinus111111
1HylidaePhyllomedusaatelopoidesPhyllomedusa atelopoides1111
1HylidaePhyllomedusabicolorPhyllomedusa bicolorBicolor Monkey frogLC11111
1HylidaePhyllomedusacambaPhyllomedusa camba111111
1HylidaePhyllomedusatarsiusPhyllomedusa tarsius1111
1HylidaePhyllomedusavaillantiPhyllomedusa vaillanti111111
1HylidaePithecopuspalliatusPithecopus palliatus111111
1HylidaeScarthylagoinorumScarthyla goinorum1111
1HylidaeScinaxcreuntommaScinax creuntomma1111
1HylidaeScinaxgarbeiScinax garbei11111
1HylidaeScinaxictericusScinax ictericus111111
1HylidaeScinaxpedromedinaeScinax pedromedinae11111
1HylidaeScinaxruberScinax ruber111111
1HylidaeSphaenorhynchuslacteusSphaenorhynchus lacteus111
1HylidaeTrachycephaluscoriaceusTrachycephalus coriaceus1111
1HylidaeTrachycephalusvenulosusTrachycephalus venulosus11111
1LeiuperdaeEdalorhinapereziEdalorhina perezi111111
1LeiuperdaeEngystomopsfreibergiEngystomops freibergi11111
1LeptodactylidaeAdenomeraandreaeAdenomera andreae111111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusdidymusLeptodactylus didymus111111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusknudseniLeptodactylus knudseni111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusleptodactyloidesLeptodactylus leptodactyloides11111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactyluspentadactylusLeptodactylus pentadactylus111111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactyluspetersiiLeptodactylus petersii111111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusrhodomystaxLeptodactylus rhodomystax11111
1LeptodactylidaeLeptodactylusrhodonotusLeptodactylus rhodonotus11111
1LeptodactylidaeLithodyteslineatusLithodytes lineatus111111
1MicrohylidaeChiasmocleisbassleriChiasmocleis bassleri111
1MicrohylidaeChiasmocleisroyiChiasmocleis royi1111
1MicrohylidaeChiasmocleisventrimaculataChiasmocleis ventrimaculata1111
1MicrohylidaeCtenophrynegeayiCtenophryne geayi1111
1MicrohylidaeElachistocleismuiraquitanElachistocleis muiraquitan11111
1MicrohylidaeHamptophrynebolivianaHamptophryne boliviana111111
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:

7
Family
Genus
Species
Common Name (English)
Nombre común (Peru)
Conservation Status
LPAC
Las Piedras Watershed
Patrick Champagne (ARCAmazon)
German Chavez
Dylan Singer (ARCAmazon)
Renzo Pradel
Brian Crnobrna (Fauan Forever)
Alberto Garcia (Fauna Forever)
David Johnston (ARCAmazon)
7aa TOTAL # SPECIES77665544
1ChelidaeMesoclemmysgibbaGibba (Toadhead) Turtle?111111111
1ChelidaePlatemysplatycephala(Western) Twist-neck Turtle?11111111
1KinosternidaeKinosternon scorpiodes Scorpion Mud Turtle?11111
1PelomedusidaePodocnemisunifilisYellow-spotted Amazon River TurtleVU111111111
1TestudinataChelonoidisdenticulata Yellow-footed tortoiseVU11111111
1ChelidaePhrynopsgeoffroanusGeoffroy’s Side-necked Turtle?1111111
1ChelidaePhrynopsraniceps?111

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