The Costa Rican Golden Toad (Incilius periglenes)

Resurrect a species has a sort of creationist magic, even if it is a stationary one. In this case, I have to thank the friend Carlos resurrect the idea of ​​a flagship species for an entire country: the Costa Rican Golden Toad (Incilius periglenes, although some name it as Bufo periglenes).

It was a truly spectacular species, cause the bright orange of the males, which appeared painted with enamel. Females, though totally different in color, were also showy. It is believed they were animals who spent most of the year buried, and were only visible at breeding times.

He lived in Monteverde, in such a small area that could not stand the ecological pressure was exerted on him. Discovered in 1966, it was considered completely extinct in 2004. Quite a pity.

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Costa Rican Golden Toad (Incilius periglenes or Bufo periglenes)

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Costa Rican Golden Toad (Incilius periglenes or Bufo periglenes)

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Costa Rican Golden Toad (Incilius periglenes or Bufo periglenes)

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Costa Rican Golden Toad (Incilius periglenes or Bufo periglenes)

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Animal Replica: Frogs, Toads, Salamanders and other Amphibians replicas

Here are some pictures of my collection of replicas (or figures, as I call them) of frogs and toads of various species, as well as some urodels. My collection of frogs and toads consists of nearly 100 different replicas, more if you count the salamanders and newts. Therefore only get a few.

All are handmade by me and all you can find in my Store, if you want to buy any.

Colec Dend auratus 2 Colec Oophaga pumilio 2

Colec Ranitomeya 2

Discoglossus pictus

Alytes sp huevos

Brachycephalus 2

C cornuta Verde Macho 10

C cornuta Marrón Pareja 03

Sal salamandra A 01 Ret Peq

Triturus pygmaeus A 06

D tinctorius Cobalto 12

R fantastica Nominal mano

Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis 06

Pleurodeles waltl 18

Eurycea longicauda 01

 

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Iberian Marbled Newts

In my opinion, the marbled newt is perhaps the most beautiful urodel in the Iberian Peninsula. These green and black colors are spectacular. So this was, together with the fire salamander (who disputes the first position in colorful), the first species of newt I wanted to replicate.

In fact, there are two species, the common marbled newt (Triturus marmoratus) and pygmy marbled newt (Triturus pygmaeus), both exclusive of the Iberian Peninsula and a bit of France.

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Common marbled newt (Triturus marmoratus) Figure

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Common marbled newt (Triturus marmoratus) Figure

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Common marbled newt (Triturus marmoratus) Figure

Triturus pygmaeus A 07

Pygmy marbled newt (Triturus pygmaeus) Figure

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Pygmy marbled newt (Triturus pygmaeus) Figure

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Salamander Figures: Iberian Ribbed Newt (Pleurodeles waltl)

The Iberian Ribbed Newt is the largest salamander of Europe, reaching 30 cm. It is found only in the Iberian Peninsula and the northern tip of Morocco. There are two species more of ribbed newts in Algeria and Tunisia, but the best known is the Iberian. Although it has been used extensively in laboratories, in wild is not very common and is considered a protected species.

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Iberian Ribbed Newt (Pleurodeles waltl) Figure

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Iberian Ribbed Newt (Pleurodeles waltl) Figure

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Iberian Ribbed Newt (Pleurodeles waltl) Figure

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Iberian Ribbed Newt (Pleurodeles waltl) Figure

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Salamander Figures: Mertensiella caucasica (Caucasian Salamander)

The Caucasian Salamander (Mertensiella caucasica) is a stream salamander, that can be found only in Georgia and Turkey, in the Caucasus.

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Mertensiella caucasica (Caucasian Salamander) Figure

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Mertensiella caucasica (Caucasian Salamander) Figure

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Mertensiella caucasica (Caucasian Salamander) Figure

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My frogs figures collection: dendrobatids or poison dart frogs

Right now, my frogs and toads figures collection has about 100 different figures, more if I add the salamanders and newts. My collection is realistic figures, and what I like is to collect different species. Almost all of these that I have belong to different species or varieties, although in some cases I have male and female separately (or together in “loving” position). I need a picture of the entire collection, and is pending for later. Meanwhile, I put pictures of partial collections: those of some dendrobatids. Specifically, Oophaga pumilio, Dendrobates auratus and Ranitomeya. All are arrow frogs or dart frogs, tropical critters with bright colors and strong poison.

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My frogs figures collection: Dendrobates auratus

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My frogs figures collection: Dendrobates auratus

Colec Oophaga pumilio 1

My frogs figures collection: Oophaga pumilio

Colec Oophaga pumilio 2

My frogs figures collection: Oophaga pumilio

Colec Ranitomeya 2

My frogs figures collection: Ranitomeya

Colec Ranitomeya 1

My frogs figures collection: Ranitomeya

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