The Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre has 8 of the 13 species of Glass frogs known for Costa Rica. The reason for it being so diverse is its location, the mid-elevation altitude, the amount of rainfall, and abundance of different types of streams.
Brian has been in living in Costa Rica, studying it’s amphibians and especially Glass frogs, for the past 13 years. He is a world expert on Glass frogs and has written a comprehensive book on Costa Rica’s Glass frogs and re-discovered 2 species of Glass frog that hadn’t been seen for over 50 years. One of these, the Green-striped Glass frog, Hyalinobatrachium talamancae, was previously only known from 4 specimens. I have known Brian for as long as we have both been working out here and most people familiar with the blog will know how much respect I have for him and what he has achieved. Brian is just so dedicated, he lives and breathes tropical frogs. He is so passionate about the glass frogs that he even named his daughter Valeri after Hyalinobatrachium valerioi (Pictured).
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