This is the "Bamboo poison frog" from formerly known as Dendrobates biolat and now reclassified. It is an extremely small range endemic to the western Amazon lowlands, restricted to patches of giant bamboo. It was just described by science in 1992. These guys spend 90% of their lives within the interior water-logged bamboo compartments. They're super fascinating--but no touching.
Single individual photographed in habitat. This individual exhibits slight phenotypic variation from the typical "morph" seen in the pet trade. This individual was observed from a previously unknown population.
Yucatan casque-headed tree frog (Tiprion petasatus)
Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico
I found this frog at around 6:00 pm. It was already dark. It was located in the wall, outside of its little hiding spot, right next to a banana tree. It's the first time I've ever seen one of this in real life, but I did know they usually hang around banana and lime trees :)
Yucatán Mushroomtongue Salamander (Bolitoglossa yucatana)
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
This is the second time I ever find one of these. The first time I didn't have my camera with me, and I had been trying to find another one like crazy since then! I'm still feeling euphoric :P (That's why I uploaded so many pictures of it...)
This salamander is endemic to the Yucatan peninsula. Its legs are suited for climbing, and their tail is usually swollen with fat. They are very tolerant to dry conditions, and they are not very uncommon, but they are not usually seen by people, since they are quite secretive. This and the Bolitoglossa mexicana are the only species of salamanders known in the state of Yucatan.
Their belly is blue with white spots.
I found this one on a small stick, next to the sidewalk, near a construction area, in which there's still some forest around. It rained a little bit that day, and its hiding spot was a crevice under the sidewalk.
Found these just next to the "Hotel" in Anchicaya along the old road to Buenaventura, by a water dripping stone wall.
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Under a large limestone rock near the front step...little guy about 2...maybe 2.5 inches from head to tail..very sluggish in the cool weather.. I had to prod him into a small hole beneath the rock so he wouldn't get hurt when I put the rock back down.