WHO IS IT?
The Giant of the Pampas is an amphibian popularly known as Horned Frog, Escuerzo or Untanha.
Its scientific name is Ceratophrys ornata.
It is large, reaching up to 13 cm, and has a robust body of green coloration with dark spots.
Have you seen the Giant of the Pampas?
So help to protect it!
Do you have pictures of the Giant?
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The Giant of the Pampas is an initiative developed and executed by researchers and conservationists from Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil in response to population declines and local extinctions of the Horned Frog (Ceratophrys ornata).
Our objective is to carry out conservation and management actions for the species based on studies of distributional, genetic, reproductive and demographic aspects.
Over the last years we have been gathering new information on the species in the Argentine territory. These results could not have been obtained without the intervention and support of rural residents and citizens linked to the environments where the Giant lives.
The time has come to deepen the search strategies in Brazil and Uruguay! We hope that citizen participation will also be a vital component of the initiative in these countries.
We are in search of the Giant of the Pampas!
Help us find it!
Are you in doubt if you really saw the Giant? Click on the photos to increase the size.
DEUTSCH, C.; BILENCA, D & AGOSTINI. G. (2017) In Search of the Horned Frog (Ceratophrys ornata) in Argentina: Complementing Field Surveys with Citizen Science. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12(3): 664-672