Saturday, September 20, 2008

Leptodactulus rhydomystax.

Shawn passed out after final climb at the Catolica Station
surrounded by his gear & bromeliads.

Shawn covered in sweat bees along the road after his final tree climb.

Trachycephalus sp. in amplexus.

New frog for Shawn to describe Trachycephalus sp.

Alfredo with the frog he found on the road one evening, Trachycephalus sp.

Leaf specimen photographs that are taken for every tree.

Specimen shot of the ventral view of Dendrobates duellmani.

At one time these frogs were thought to be the same species,
but are now Dendrobates duellmani and Dendrobates ventrimaculatus.

Dendrobates duellmani is found only at the Catolica Station, whereas Dendrobates ventrimaculatus is found at both locations.

And they are keeping the secret as to why.

Bolivar with his cousins, Tihue's children and grandchild.

Butterflies congregating along the Via Maxxus.

Helicops angulatus found in a puddle at night.

I notified Shawn that Helicops angulatus was in camp
so he could catch this semi-toxic snake.

The three muskateers, Dendrobates duellmani,
Dendrobates ventrimaculatus
and Epipedobates bilinguis.

Their coloration is a warning that they are toxic.

Roadwork in the jungle.

Via Maxxus

Golden Tegu, Tupinambis teguixin, that was caught by Gabriel, a Mapadore
who has worked within the park for 15 years.

White-necked Puffbird, Nothararchus macrorhynchos,
seen in the sunset at the Catolica tower.

Juvenile fer-de-lance, Bothrops atrox, found in camp.

Juvenile Anaconda, Eunectes murinus, rapidly moves through shallow water.

Hot afternoon on the Oxbow Lake at the Catolica Station.

Tripanurgos compressus.

Shawn's last tree climb along the Via Maxxus.

Bolivar and his dogs in front of his house at km 32 on the Via Maxxus.

Ferns growing on a hillside along the Via Maxxus.

Tyrant Flycatcher outside the lab.

Ripening fruit.

Both predator and prey are spiders.

Tarantula in it's camouflaged nest on the side of a tree.

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