Vanishing Act – Can You See the Toad, Identify it and Win a Free Calendar!
Unidentified toad from the Peruvian rainforest. Free 2010 calendar to anyone who can identify it (and it’s a gorgeous poster sized European calendar)
And last week’s Gray Fox:
Here’s my guess:
Peru stubfoot toad (Atelopus peruensis)
I believe this is a South American Leaf Toad
The frog is located almost in the center of the photo. It has a blue torso with black dots.
How do we point out where the toad is to win the free calender? =)
It looks like a leaf toad with the line bisecting it. I can’t get more specific than that.
Leaf toad just left of center.
Maybe it’s too late, but the toad is right in the middle. with the 2 black spots on its back.
Now this one is easy. Should I just right the location as comment on blog?
I have no idea what kind of toad this is. What I did learn from this experience is the fact that you can buy toads on the internet for your “collection”. Toad collections. Ok.
I’m not sure where to post the answer. But I believe this is a Bufo margaritifer, or South American Leaf Toad. Beautiful blue & gold color & pattern on the toad blends amazingly against the different textures & color of the leaves, remarkable!
I’m going with blue poison arrow frog because I think you messed with the colors. Seriously, I cannot find this in my reference book on S. American amphibians. Are you sure this is a true toad (Bufonidae)?
Ok – I am now going with dyeing poison dart frog – apparently individuals of this species have unique coloring and patterns. Maybe this guy is just a bit more flamboyant than the reference picture.
Hi Everyone. This is actually not a trick question, we are truly seeking the correct identification of this toad. When Art captured the photograph the guide was suggesting that it was a never-before-seen species of the Bufo. It’s coloring and patterning is different than any we have been able to find.
It looks like a leaf frog to me.
Good luck identifying your toad. 🙂
I believe it is a Sapo Crestado (Bufo margaritifer)also known as the South American Common Toad
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