On my second trip to Yatama Ecolodge, I was not fortunate enough to see the sunset given the prevailing weather in July 2021, but then nature showed me a different kind of sunset. Take a look at those dazzling eyes! And to think that I found this frog conspicuously resting on top of a leaf by the sidewalk. I would almost wish the official name of this frog was sunset-eyed instead of clay-colored. According to the Amphibians of Costa Rica: A Field Guide book by Twan Leenders, its skin coloration is highly variable and its most distinctive trait is the color of the eyes, so to refer to it by its overall color is not very meaningful. While very similar in shape, it is intermediate in size between the Pymgy and the Golden-spotted Rain frogs, and as such should not be too difficult to spot.

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