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
1Centrolenidaehyalinobatrahciummondolfiihyalinobatrahcium mondolfiiGlass 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:

81
Family
Genus
Species
Common Name (English)
Nombre común (Peru)
Conservation Status
LPAC
Las Piedras Watershed
Patrick Champagne (ARCAmazon)
Brian Crnobrna (Fauan Forever)
Dylan Singer (ARCAmazon)
Alberto Garcia (Fauna Forever)
German Chavez
Renzo Pradel
Dave Johnston (ARCAmazon)
81aa TOTAL # SPECIES81816661554727233
1AmphisbaenidaeAmphisbaenaalbaWhite worm lizardLC1111
1AnguidaeDiploglossusfasciatusGalliwasp111
1AniliidaeAniliusscytale1111
1BoidaeBoaconstrictorBoa constrictor11111
1BoidaeCorallusbatessiEmerald tree boaBoa esmeralda11111
1BoidaeCorallushortulanus11111111
1BoidaeEpicratescenchria11111111
1BoidaeEunectesmurinusGreen AnacondaBoa11111
1ColubridaeChironiusfuscus11111111
1ColubridaeChironiusmultiventris1111
1ColubridaeChironiusscurrulus111
1ColubridaeDendrophidiondendrophis11111
1ColubridaeDrymarchoncorais1111111
1ColubridaeDrymobiusrhombifer111111
1ColubridaeDrymoluberdichrous111111
1ColubridaeLeptophisahaetulla111111
1ColubridaePhrynonaxpolylepis1111
1ColubridaePseudoboacoronata111
1ColubridaeRhinobothryumlentiginosum111111
1ColubridaeSpilotespullatus11111
1ColubridaeSpilotessulphureus1111
1ColubridaeTaeinophallusoccipitalis111
1ColubridaeTantillamelanocephala111
1ColubridaeXenodonseverus111
1DactyloideaAnolisfuscoauratus11111111
1DactyloideaAnolistandai111111
1DactyloideaAnolisortonii11111
1DactyloideaAnolispunctatus11111111
1DactyloideaAnolisscypheus1111Would be good to see a picture of this record, is not common at southern peru
1DipsadidaeApostolepisnigroterminata111
1DipsadidaeAtractusmajor1111111
1DipsadidaeAtractussnethlageae1111111
1DipsadidaeCleliaclelia11111111
1DipsadidaeDipsascatesbyi111111
1DipsadidaeDipsasindica1111
1DipsadidaeDrepanoidesanomalus1111111
1DipsadidaeErythrolamprustaeniogaster1111
1DipsadidaeHelicopsangulatus11111111
1DipsadidaeHelicopsleopardinus111
1DipsadidaeHelicopspolylepis11111
1DipsadidaeImantodescenchoa11111111
1DipsadidaeImantodeslentiferus1111
1DipsadidaeLeptodeiraannulata11111111
1DipsadidaeLiophisreginae111111
1DipsadidaeOxyrhopusmelanogenys11111111
1DipsadidaeOxyrhopuspetola11111
1DipsadidaePhilodryasgeorgeboulengeri1111111
1DipsadidaePhilodryasviridissimus111
1DipsadidaeSiphlophiscervinus111111
1DipsadidaeSiphlophiscompressus1111
1DipsadidaeXenopholisscalaris11111
1ElapidaeMicrurusannelatus11111
1ElapidaeMicruruslemniscatus11111111
1ElapidaeMicrurusobscurus1111111
1ElapidaeMicrurussurinamensis111111
1GymnopthalmidaeAlopoglossusangulatus11111
1GymnopthalmidaeBachiadorbignyi1111
1GymnopthalmidaeCercosauraargulus111
1GymnopthalmidaeCercosauraeigenmanni11111
1GymnopthalmidaeCercosauraocellata111111
1GymnopthalmidaeIphisaelegans1111
1GymnopthalmidaePotamitesecpleopus1111
1HoplocercidaeEnyalioidespalpebralis1111
1PolychrotidaePolychrusliogaster111
1ScincidaeVarzeaaltamazonica1111111
1SphaerodactylidaeGonatodeshasemani111111
1SphaerodactylidaeGonatodeshumeralis111111
1SphaerodactylidaePseudogonatodesguianensis1111111
1SphaerodactylidaeThecadactylussolimoensis11111
1TeiidaeKentropyxpelviceps11111111
1TeliidaeAmeivaameiva111111
1TeliidaeKentropyxaltamazonica111111
1TeliidaeTupinambiscuscoensis111111
1TropiduridaePlicaplica11111111
1Tropiduridaeplicaumbra111111
1TropiduridaeStenocercusfimbriatus111111
1TropiduridaeStenocercusroseiventris1111
1TyphlopidaeTyphlopsreticulatus111111
1ViperidaeBothropsatrox11111111
1ViperidaeBothropsisbilineata111
1ViperidaeLachesismuta11111111

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)
David Johnston (ARCAmazon)
Renzo Pradel
Brian Crnobrna (Fauan Forever)
Alberto Garcia (Fauna Forever)
7aa TOTAL # SPECIES776655544
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)
Dylan Singer (ARCAmazon)
David Johnston (ARCAmazon)
Brian Crnobrna (Fauan Forever)
German Chavez & Renzo Pradel
Alberto Garcia (Fauna Forever)
4aa TOTAL # SPECIES44444222
1AlligatoridaeCaimancrocodilusSpectacled caimanCaimán blancoLC11111111
1AlligatoridaeMelanosuchusnigerBlack caimanCaimán negroV11111
1AlligatoridaePaleosuchuspalpebrosusCuvier's dwarf caimanCaimán enanoLC11111
1AlligatoridaePaleosuchustrigonatusSchneider's smooth-fronted caimanCaimán frentiplanoLC11111111