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Amphibian Life List

This is my list of all the amphibians I have seen and identified in my life. My latest find is Coastal Giant Salamander.

There are over 8,800 amphibians - frogs, toads, salamanders and newts - around the world. But unlike mammals or birds, Identifying amphibians comes slowly and often requires patience. Amphibians are dear to me and I often write about them in my notes.

I often draw sketches of some of my finds and hope to continuing doing so into the future. I also keep a life list of reptiles.

Amphibian List

American BullfrogLithobates catesbeianus

Amazonian Climbing SalamanderBolitoglossa palmata

California NewtTaricha torosa

Canyon TreefrogDryophytes arenicolor

Coastal Giant SalamanderDicamptodon tenebrosus

Coastal Giant Salamander

Colostethus ruthveniColostethus ruthveni

Troschel's Tree Frog (Convict Tree Frog)Boana calcarata

Cuban Tree FrogOsteopilus septentrionalis

Dunn's SalamanderPlethodon dunni

Ecuador Poison FrogAmeerega bilinguis

EnsatinaEnsatina eschscholtzii

Gray Tree FrogDryophytes versicolor

Smoky Jungle FrogLeptodactylus pentadactylus

Leaf-Litter ToadRhaebo haematiticus

Lowland Leapard FrogLithobates yavapaiensis

Map Tree FrogBoana geographica

Map Tree Frog

Masked FrogLitoria personata

Masked Frog

Mississippi Gopher FrogLithobates sevosus

Northern Cricket FrogAcris crepitans

Northern Leapard FrogLithobates pipiens

Northern Red-legged FrogRana aurora

Red SalamanderPseudotriton ruber

Northwestern SalamanderAmbystoma gracile

Northwestern Salamander

Pacific TreefrogPseudacris regilla

Pacific Treefrog

Panama Cross-banded Tree FrogSmilisca sila

Panama Cross-banded Tree Frog

Pale-striped Poison FrogAmeerega hahneli

Plain-colored TreefrogDendropsophus leali

Rainforest Rocket FrogSilverstoneia flotator

Red-eyed Leaf FrogAgalychnis callidryas

Rough-Skinned NewtTaricha granulosa

People who have lived in Oregon much longer than I have told me of the eerie disappearance of these amphibians over the past 50 years. The refrain is that they have vivid recollections of Rough-skinned Newts everywhere in the spring season. This newt is also one of the most toxic in North America, its toxin being similar to that of the Pufferfish.

Santa Marta Tree FrogSerranobatrachus sanctaemartae

Southern Leapoard FrogLithobates sphenocephalus

Strawberry Poison FrogOophaga pumilio

I write about the Strawberry Poison Frog in my notes on Salt Creek, Isla Bastimentos, Panama.

Strawberry Frog

Three-striped Poison FrogAmeerega trivittata

Western Red-backed SalamanderPlethodon vehiculum

Unidentified Frog

Unidentified Yellow Frog

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