Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Mutable Rainfrog

The Mutable Rainfrog (Pristimantis mutabilis)  is a species of frog found in the Ecuadorian Andes in the Pichincha and Imbabura Provinces. It is the first known amphibian species that is able to change skin texture from tuberculate to almost smooth in a few minutes, an extreme example of phenotypic plasticity. The specific epithet mutabilis (changeable) refers … Continue reading

Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Ecuadorian Poison Frog

The Ecuadorian Poison Frog (Ameerega bilinguis) is a species of frog in the Dendrobatidae family found in Colombia, Ecuador, and possibly Peru.  Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.  The flashy and brilliant colors of this species constitutes a … Continue reading

Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Black-eyed Monkey-Frog

The Black-eyed Monkey-Frog (Phyllomedusa camba) is a species of frog found in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, intermittent freshwater marshes, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forests. It is a very common species and the population is stable. Because of the large areas of suitable habitat still available … Continue reading