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:

gray fox © Art Wolfe

17 Responses to “Vanishing Act – Can You See the Toad, Identify it and Win a Free Calendar!”

  1. Julie Burger says:

    Here’s my guess:
    Peru stubfoot toad (Atelopus peruensis)

  2. I believe this is a South American Leaf Toad

  3. Regina Hill says:

    The frog is located almost in the center of the photo. It has a blue torso with black dots.

  4. Alex says:

    How do we point out where the toad is to win the free calender? =)

  5. dug threewitt says:

    It looks like a leaf toad with the line bisecting it. I can’t get more specific than that.

  6. Beate says:

    Leaf toad just left of center.

  7. Chris McGuire says:

    Maybe it’s too late, but the toad is right in the middle. with the 2 black spots on its back.

  8. Iza says:

    Now this one is easy. Should I just right the location as comment on blog?

  9. Stephanie Wilson says:

    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.


  10. Nate Olson says:

    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!

  11. 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)?

  12. 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.

  13. Jay Goodrich says:

    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.


    Jay G.

  14. It looks like a leaf frog to me.

  15. Stephanie Wilson says:

    Good luck identifying your toad. 🙂

  16. Dave Prill says:

    I believe it is a Sapo Crestado (Bufo margaritifer)also known as the South American Common Toad

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