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Monthly Archive for March 2014

Wildlife encountered in Chile’s temperate rainforests

While we work in the field with endangered amphibians, we often get to see spectacular wildlife.  Here are some examples from recent field expeditions:

A giant terrestrial leech (Americobdella valdiviana) from Los Rios, Chile

A giant terrestrial leech (Americobdella valdiviana) from Los Rios, Chile

A beautiful Chilean "Daddy Long Legs" or opilionid

A beautiful Chilean “Daddy Long Legs” or opilionid

Chilean Opilionid, Valdivia Province, Chile

Chilean Opilionid, Valdivia Province, Chile

Another beautiful amphibian from Chile's rainforests (Eupsophus altor)

Another beautiful amphibian from Chile’s rainforests (Eupsophus altor)

A Red Forest Mite

A Red Forest Mite

A Chilean crayfish (Samastacus spinifrons) "in berry"

A Chilean crayfish (Samastacus spinifrons) “in berry”

A Chilean crayfish (Samastacus spinifrons) "in berry" - close up of the eggs beneath the female's tail

A Chilean crayfish (Samastacus spinifrons) “in berry” – close up of the eggs beneath the female’s tail

Tadpole (Telmatobufo australis)

Tadpole (Telmatobufo australis)

Tadpole (Telmatobufo australis)

Tadpole (Telmatobufo australis)

Darwin's Frog (Rhinoderma darwinii)

Darwin’s Frog (Rhinoderma darwinii)

More soon – planning more field work

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