Panama February 2017

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Panama February 2017

Postby Yannick Francioli » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:59 pm

Hi everyone!
I had the chance to start my 2017 herping season with a one week trip to Panama. I was with my Family so it wasn't a 100% herping trip, but still we saw plenty of things!
We visited three places: El Valle de Anton, Gamboa and Bocas Del Toro.
Do not hesitate to correct me if I misidentified some species.

Anton Valle:

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Nephila sp.

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Engystomops pustulosus

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lithobates warszewitschii

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Cochranella albomaculata

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Similisca sila

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Similisca sila

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Mantis
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Similisca sila
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Cupiennius sp.

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Sibon nebulatus

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Sibon nebulatus

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Sibon nebulatus

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Chaunus marinus

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Cochranella albomaculata

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Cochranella albomaculata


Gamboa:

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Caiman crocodilus

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Rhinella alata

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Rhaebo haematiticus

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Dendrobates auratus from Barro Colorado

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Norops tropidogaster

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Howler monkey

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Mantis

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Dendrobates auratus from Barro Colorado

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Turkey Vulture

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Rhinella alata


Bocas Del Toro:

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Finally! I worked hard to find this one... Bothriechis schlegelii

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Bothriechis schlegelii

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Bothriechis schlegelii

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Oophaga pumilio *Isla Solarte"

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Oophaga pumilio *Isla Solarte"

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Oophaga pumilio *Isla Solarte"

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Caiman crocodilus

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Oophaga pumilio "Isla Bastimentos"

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Oophaga pumilio "Isla Bastimentos"

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Oophaga pumilio "Isla Bastimentos"

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Jamaican fruit bat

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Jamaican fruit bat

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Oophaga pumilio "Isla Colón"

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Oophaga pumilio "Isla Colón"

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Oophaga pumilio "Isla San Cristobal"

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Oophaga pumilio "Isla San Cristobal"

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Phyllobates lugubris

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Frog (no idea of the species)

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Sloth

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Dendrobates auratus from Cerro Brujo

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Dendrobates auratus from Cerro Brujo

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Oophaga pumilio "Cerro Brujo"

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Oxybelis aeneus

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Oxybelis aeneus


That's it, although I would have like to see a few more snakes, it was an incredible trip! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!
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Re: Panama February 2017

Postby Pablo Deschepper » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:08 pm

I certainly enjoyed your pictures! Good that you found schlegelii :). It's amazing how frog patterns can vary so much! Love it
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Re: Panama February 2017

Postby Kevin Esser » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:45 pm

Very nice trip and beautiful pictures! I love the color variations of Oophaga pumilio.
It can never be "enough" snakes on a trip :D
Nice, you found gold (oropel)
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Re: Panama February 2017

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:41 pm

Yannick, have you been looking for salamanders?
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Re: Panama February 2017

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:02 am

Oophaga colour show! Thanks!
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Re: Panama February 2017

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:46 pm

Nice!
Congrats on the schlegelii!
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Re: Panama February 2017

Postby Noah Meier » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:37 pm

Wow! Good job, Yannick ;)
I love the "Colon" type of O.pumilio. Must be great to see them in nature!
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Re: Panama February 2017

Postby Bobby Bok » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:12 pm

Great finds, especially for a non-herpingtrip!
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Re: Panama February 2017

Postby Yannick Francioli » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:41 pm

Thanks for the comments!

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:Yannick, have you been looking for salamanders?

Not specifically, but I regret not trying to find some in the highland of El Valle, I was told they are quite common there.

Noah Meier wrote:Wow! Good job, Yannick ;)
I love the "Colon" type of O.pumilio. Must be great to see them in nature!

My favourite as well ;)

Bobby Bok wrote:Great finds, especially for a non-herpingtrip!

Well it' was more a half-herping trip, even though my family isn't as crazy as I am, they love to search for reptiles and amphibians with me.
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Re: Panama February 2017

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:52 pm

Yannick Francioli wrote: even though my family isn't as crazy as I am, they love to search for reptiles and amphibians with me.

lucky you
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