These photographs were taken in the 1980's when I was living in Trinidad, carrying out fieldwork for my PhD and working on nature TV documentaries. Four photo galleries are provided, one each for amphibians, snakes, lizards and crocodilians/chelonians. The species covered are are given in the tables below.


Simla Research Station 1980 Filtering drinking water, Aripo 1982 Summit of Mt. Aripo 1982 Old coconut estate, Cedros 1982


AROMOBATIDAE - Poison Frogs Mannophryne trinitatis Mannophryne trinitatis
BUFONIDAE - Toads Rhinella humboldti Rhinella humboldti
  Rhinella marina Rhinella marina
CRAUGASTORIDAE - Rain Frogs Eleutherodactylus johnstonei Eleutherodactylus johnstonei
  Pristimantis urichi Pristimantis urichi
HYLIDAE Flectonotus fitzgeraldi Flectonotus fitzgeraldi
  Dendropsophus microcephalus Dendropsophus microcephalus
  Dendropsophus minutus Dendropsophus minutus
  Dendropsophus minusculus Dendropsophus minusculus
  Hypsiboas boans Hypsiboas boans
  Hypsiboas crepitans Hypsiboans crepitans
  Hypsiboas geographicus Hypsiboas geographicus
  Hypsiboas punctatus Hypsiboas punctatus
  Phytotriades auratus Phytotriades auratus
  Pseudis paradoxus Pseudis paradoxus
  Sphaenorhynchus lacteus Sphaenorhynchus lacteus
  Trachycephalus typhonius Trachycephalus typhonius
  Scinax ruber Scinax ruber
  Phyllomedusa trinitatis Phyllomedusa trinitatis
LEPTODACTYLIDAE - Terrestrial Frogs Engystomops pustulosus Engystomops pustulosus
  Adenomera hylaedactyla Adenomera hylaedactyla
  Leptodactylus fuscus Leptodactylus fuscus
  Leptodactylus insularum Leptodactylus insularum
  Leptodactylus macrosternum Leptodactylus macrosternum
  Leptodactylus nesiotus Leptodactylus nesiotus
  Leptodactylus validus Leptodactylus validus
MICROHYLIDAE - Narrow-mouthed Toads Elachistocleis ovalis Elachistocleis ovalis
  Elachistocleis surinamensis Elachistocleis surinamensis



Reptile Photo Galleries

LEPTOTYPHLOPHIDAE - Thread Snakes Epicitia tenella Epiticia tenella
BOIDAE - Boas Boa constrictor Boa constrictor
  Corallus ruschenbergerii Corallus ruschenbergi
  Epicrates maurus Epicrates maurus
  Eunectes murinus Eunectes murinus
  Atractus trilineatus Atractus trinitatis
COLUBRIDAE - Non-venomous Snakes Chironius carinatus Chironius carinatus
  Drymarchon corais Drymarchon corais
  Leptophis ahaetulla Leptophis ahaetulla
  Mastigodryas boddearti Mastigodryas boddaerti
  Oxybelis aeneus Oxybelis aeneus
  Pseustes poecilonotus Pseustes poecilonotus
  Tantilla melanocephala Tantilla melanocephala
  Dipsas trinitatis Dipsas trinitatis
  Imantodes cenchoa Imantodes cenchoa
  Leptodeira annulata Leptodeira annulata
  Ninia atrata Ninia atrata
  Sibon nebulata Sibon nebulata
  Erythrolamprus cobellus Erythrolamprus cobellus
  Erythrolamprus melanotus Erythrolamprus melanotus
  Erythrolamprus reginae Erythrolamprus reginae
  Oxyrhopus petolarius Oxyrhopus petolarius
  Pseudoboa neuweidii Pseudoboa neuweidii
  Siphlophis cervinus Siphlophis cervinus
  Siphlophis compressus Siphlophis compressus
ELAPIDAE - Coral Snakes Micrurus circinalis Micrurus circinalis
  Micrurus lemniscatus Micrurus lemniscatus
VIPERIDAE - Pitvipers Bothrops asper Bothrops asper
  Lachesis muta Lachesis muta
AMPHISBAENIDAE - Amphisbaenas Amphisbaena alba Amphisbaena alba
GEKKONIDAE - Geckoes Hemidactylus mabouia Hemidactylus mabouia
  Hemidactylus palaichthus Hemidactylus palaichthus
PHYLLODACTYLIDAE - Geckoes Thecadactylus rapicauda Thecadactylus rapicauda
SPHAERODACTYLIDAE - Geckoes Gonatodes ceciliae Gonatodes ceciliae
  Gonatodes humeralis Gonatodes humeralis
  Gonatodes vittatus Gonatodes vittatus
  Sphaerodactylus molei Sphaerodactylus molei
GYMNOPHTHALMIDAE - Fossorial Lizards Bachia heteropa Bachia heteropa
  Gymnophthalmus underwoodi Gymnophthalmus underwoodi
  Riamia shrevei Riamia shrevei
IGUANIDAE - Iguanas Iguana iguana Iguana iguana
POLYCHROTIDAE - Anoles Anolis aeneus Anolis aeneus
  Anolis planiceps Anolis planiceps
  Polychrus marmoratus Polychrus marmoratus
SCINCIDAE - Skinks Copeoglossum aurae Copeoglossum aurae
TEIIDAE - Ground Lizards Ameiva atrangularis Ameiva atrangularis
  Cnemidophorus lemnisactus Cnemidophorus lemniscatus
  Kentropyx striatus Kentropyx striatus
  Tupinambis teguixin Tupinambis teguixin
HOPLOCERCIDAE Plica plica Plica plica
ALLIGATORIDAE - Caimans Caiman crocodilius Caiman crocodilius
CHELIDAE Chelus fimbriata Chelus fimbriata
  Mesoclemmys gibba Mesoclemmys gibba
DERMOCHELYDAE - Leatherbacks Dermochelys coriacea Dermochelys coriacea
GEOMYDIDAE Rhinoclemmys punctularia Rhinoclemmys punctularia
KINOSTERNIDAE - Kinosternon scorpioides Kinosternon scorpioides
TESTUDINIDAE - Tortoises Chelonoidis carbonaria Chelonoidis carbonaria
  Chelonoidis denticulata Chelonoidis denticulata