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Pristimantis ockendeni - mating, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Found during a night tour. Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,La Isla Escondida,Pristimantis ockendeni,Putumayo,South America,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. They're gorgeous! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks! I agree, and the good news is that more seem to be in the making. Posted 8 months ago
      1. May they have many babies <3 Posted 8 months ago
  2. spectacular coloring, quite the pair Posted 8 months ago
  3. Great photo! I agree with your privately-sent suggestion that this could be Pristimantis ockendeni. I don't know the characteristics of all of the Pristimantis in Colombia, but this species also lives in Peru. I have a good reference book for frogs of this family in Peru, and as far as I can tell this matches every distinguishing characteristic of P. ockendeni. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks so much, John! Removed from the unidentified list! Posted 8 months ago

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''Pristimantis ockendeni'' is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and possibly Bolivia. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests, tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Research published in early 2008 suggested that in Ecuador the species is actually at least three different cryptic species that diverged at least 5 million years ago.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Nov 30, 2018. Captured Oct 17, 2018 19:53.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/13.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm