Carabaya Rain Frog

Pristimantis ockendeni
(Boulenger, 1912)
Santa Cruz field station, Depto Loreto, Peru. January 21, 2013.

Some pristimantids can be difficult to identify without getting the frog in hand and checking markings on the ventral surfaces and legs. Pristimantis ockendeni is a small and gracile pristimantid, with a sharp, angular face. It can have a bright orange or yellow ‘cap’ from the tip of the nose back to the eyes. The dorsum may have a ‘W’ marking, posterior to the eyes. The upper eyelids may have one or more tubercules present. The iris is gold, with a darker band traversing the pupil.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

Peru 2013 Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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