Pictures of Wildlife in Panama

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These " Pictures of Wildlife in Panama " were taken during my 2007 trip to Panama.

Amphibians | Arthropods | Birds | Mammals | Reptiles
Please note that this and other Panama pages will be undergoing many changes before early Feburary. I still need to indentify many of the species.

Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis spurrelli) sleeping on the buttress root of a rainforest tree

Leaf litter toad (Bufo typhonius alatus)

Blueberry poison arrow frog (Dendrobates pumilio)

Red poison-dart frog (Dendrobates pumilio)

Black caterpillar with off-white stripes, yellow spines, and orange antenna

Crab at Culebra Point Marine Education Center

Sleeping gliding leaf frog

Rocket frog (Colostethus flotator) among leaf litter

Panama's Red frog (Dendrobates pumilio)

Panamanian red frog

Dendrobates pumilio

Strawberry blue poison arrow frog

Dendrobates pumilio poison dark frog, blue color form

Red poison-arrow frog (Dendrobates pumilio)

Close up headshot of a green katydid in Panama

Green caterpillar on a new red leaf

Black caterpillar with off-white stripes and yellow spines

Red insect with black legs


Juvenile White-throated Capuchin Monkey (Cebus capuchinus)

Panamanian Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)

Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Male anole in Panama

Boa constrictor in Bocas del Toro

Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis) in Panama

Blue morpho (Morpho menelaus) caterpillar

Arachides toras caterpillar

Arachides toras caterpillar

White moth

Orange butterfly

Mosiac butterfly (Colobura dirce) feeding on fruit

Gray necked wood rail (Aramides cajanea)

Mealy Amazon Parrot (Amazona farinosa)

Harpia harpyja at Summit Park

Tent-making bat under a palm leaf

Mantled Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata)


Harpy Eagle at Summit Park

Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)

Mantled Howler Monkey

Central American Agouti eating a fallen fruit

Tayassu tajacu

Gray Squirrel

Crab-eating Raccoon (Procyon cancrivorous)

Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)

Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)

Panamanian Gecko

Green iguana in Panama

Basilisk Lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus) on Barro Colorado Island in Panama

Black iguana (Ctenosaura similis)

Orange-headed lizard


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