More incredible photos from Ross Whetstone’s trip to Mata Atlantica in Brazil,
Phrynomedusa dryade. Known only from a handful of sites. This male was found calling to unseen females near a small pool in a stream.
The sapinho da bromélia (bromeliad toad) — Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus. Gracile limbs and locomotion are reminiscent of another genus of true toad (Bufonidae), Atelopus.
A small glass frog, Vitreorana uranoscopa. Frequently found calling from foliage overhanging streams. This species is particularly agile, and can leap quickly between thin aerial roots.
Proceratophrys boiei, impeccable camouflage, and a reluctance to move when approached made this species challenging to locate. Fortunately, the males will often respond when their low croaking call is mimicked.