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calnative
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Costa Rican Toad

Post by calnative » December 17th, 2014, 10:52 am

Spent some time in Costa Rica and came across this toad in a mountain range. Any info on it would be great, I can't seem to find it in any books.

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Re: Costa Rican Toad

Post by cbernz » December 17th, 2014, 11:05 am

Looks like Craugastor megacephalus, or one of the related species.

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Re: Costa Rican Toad

Post by yank gooner » December 17th, 2014, 11:11 am

cbernz wrote:Looks like Craugastor megacephalus, or one of the related species.
That was my thought as well. Not a toad however.

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Re: Costa Rican Toad

Post by calnative » December 17th, 2014, 11:55 am

we thought possibly the same exept this was definitly a toad no question about it

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Re: Costa Rican Toad

Post by The Real Snake Man » December 17th, 2014, 12:28 pm

calnative wrote:we thought possibly the same exept this was definitly a toad no question about it
That is definitely not a toad, no doubt about it. I'm also going with megacephalus.

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Re: Costa Rican Toad

Post by calnative » December 17th, 2014, 1:18 pm

ok i think you are correct im no frog expert but to us we really thought toad but looking up craugastor i believe your right thats what i like about this site thanks

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Re: Costa Rican Toad

Post by cbernz » December 17th, 2014, 4:25 pm

It's a frog that is somewhat toad-like. All toads are frogs. "Toad" is generally used to describe frogs that have a certain appearance (stout, short-legged, warty) or frogs that are in the family Bufonidae (true toads). There are lots of frogs with "toad" in the common name that are not Bufonids.

There is a related species in Costa Rica, Craugastor rugosus, that is even more toad-like:
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Re: Costa Rican Toad

Post by jason folt » December 19th, 2014, 8:11 pm

Another vote for C. megacephalus. It's a nice big female too. The males are not as mega. Super cool. I have seen a bunch of males, but I have only ever seen one big female. Impressive frogs for sure.

Jason

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