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Among the many hundreds of species of reptiles, amphibians, and mammals found in Mato Grosso, we've seen the following on past trips.  As usual some are regularly seen, others are more rare, and some are very rarely seen.

MAMMALS

DIDELPHIDAE (OPOSSUMS)
Brown-eared Wooly Opossum

MYRMECOPHAGIDAE (ANTEATERS)
Southern Tamandua
Giant Anteater

MEGALONICHIIDAE (SLOTHS)
Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth

DASYPODIDAE (ARMADILLOS)
Nine-banded Armadillo

CHIROPTERA (BATS)
Northern Ghost Bat
Proboscis Bat
Greater Bulldog Bat
Lesser Bulldog Bat
Broad-eared Free-tailed Bat
Brazilian Free-tailed Bat
Greater Sac-winged Bat
Chestnut Sac-winged Bat
Tent-making Bat

CALLITRICHIDAE (MARMOSETS)
Silvery Marmoset
Snethlage's Marmoset

CEBIDAE (MONKEYS)
Azara's Night-monkey 
Red-bellied Titi 
Brown Capuchin Monkey 
White-nosed Saki Monkey 
Red Howler Monkey
Red-handed Howler Monkey 
Black Howler Monkey 
Peruvian Spider Monkey 
White-cheeked Spider Monkey

CANIDAE (DOGS)
Crab-eating Fox  
Maned Wolf

PROCYONIDAE (RACCOONS)
Crab-eating Racoon  
South American Coati  
Kinkajou 

MUSTELIDAE (WEASELS)
Tayra  
Neotropical Otter  
Giant Otter

FELIDAE (CATS)
Ocelot 
Jaguar

TAPIRIDAE (TAPIRS)
Brazilian Tapir

TAYASSUIDAE (PECCARIES)
Collared Peccary
White-lipped Peccary

CERVIDAE (DEER)
South American Red Brocket
South American Brown Brocket
Marsh Deer

SCIURIDAE (SQUIRRELS)
Guianan Squirrel
Southern Amazon Red Squirrel 

ERETHIZONTIDAE (PORCUPINES)
Brazilian Porcupine

HYDROCHAERIDAE (CAPYBARA)
Capybara

AGOUTIDAE (PACA)
Paca 

DASYPROCTIDAE (AGOUTIS)
Azara´s Agouti 

CAVIIDAE (GUINEA PIGS)
Brazilian Guinea Pig

LEPORIDAE (RABBITS)
Brazilian rabbit

 

REPTILES

TESTUDINIDAE (TORTOISES)
Yellow-footed Tortoise 
Red-footed Tortoise 

PODOCNEMIDIDAE (RIVER TURTLES) 
Yellow-spotted River Turtle 
Spotted Toad-headed Turtle 

CHELIDAE (SIDE-NECKED TURTLES)
Twist-necked Turtle  

ALLIGATORIDAE (ALLIGATORS & CAIMANS)
Spectacled Caiman 
Jacare Caiman 
Dwarf Caiman 

IGUANIDAE (IGUANAS)
Green Iguana 

POLYCHROTIDAE (ANOLES)
Amazonian Green Anole

GEKKONIDAE (GECKOS)
Tropical House Gecko
Bridled Forest Gecko

TEIIDAE (WHIPTAILS & RACERUNNERS)
Amazonian Racerunner 
Cocha Whiptail 
Forest Whiptail 
Golden Tegu 
Black-and-White Tegu 
Caiman Lizard 

SCINCIDAE (SKINKS)
Black-spotted Skink   
    

BOIDAE (BOAS)
Tree Boa
Boa Constrictor                            
Brazilian Rainbow Boa 
Green Anaconda       

COLUBRIDAE (HARMLESS SNAKES)
Spotted Water Snkae
Common Glossy Racer   
Olive Whipsnake                     
Common Cat-eyed Snake
Velvety Swamp Snake 
Black-skinned Parrot Snake 
Amazon Ringed Snake 
Common Bird Snake 

ELAPIDAE (CORAL SNAKES)
Aquatic Coral Snake

VIPERIDAE (PIT VIPERS)
Brazilian lancehead 
Bushmaster 

AMPHIBIANS

BUFONIDAE (TOADS)
Smooth Sided Toad 
Cane (Marine) Toad 
Crested Forest Toad 

DENDROBATIDAE (POISON ARROW FROGS)
Brazil Nut Poison Frog 
Poison Arrow Frog - Undescribed species 
Spot-legged Poison-dart Frog 

HYLIDAE (TREE FROGS)
Spotted-thighed Tree Frog 
Veined Tree Frog
Two-striped Tree Frog

LEPTODACTYLIDAE
Amazon Horned Frog  
Painted Antnest Frog
Smoky Jungle Frog

 


Last updated: November 21, 2016.