Birds were not the only critters we saw a lot of in Costa Rica. We also saw 17 species of mammals. By far Russell’s favorite was the Northern Tamandua, a type of anteater.
Here they are with the location and date of the first observation. The names follow A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central American and Southest Mexico 1997, by Fiona A. Reid.
Crab-eating Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Sotavento II, 10 August 2019
White-faced Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) Sotavento ii, 11 August 2019
Varigated Squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides) Sotavento ii, 11 August 2019
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegates) Sotavento II, 12 August 2019
Mantled Howler (Alouatta pigra) Manuel Antonio NP, 13 August 2019
Red-backed Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) Manuel Antonio NP, 13 August 2019
Heller’s Browd-nosed Bat (Platyrrhinus helleri) Manuel Antonio NP, 13 August 2019. My id could be wrong, but this seems to be the best fit for when and where we saw it. We saw many bats, big ones, little ones, black ones, and brown ones. They are just impossible to identify unless you have them in your hand.
Northern Tamandua (Tamandua mexicana) Carara NP, 14 August 2019
Central American Aguti (Dasyprocta punctuata) Blue River Resort Area, 15 August 2019
White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica) Blue River Resort Area, 15 August 2019
Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Blue River Resort Area, 15 August 2019
Hoffman’s Two-towed Sloth (Choloepus hoffmanniI) Blue River Resort Area, 15 August 2019
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Santa Rosa NP, 16 August 2019
Central American Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) Santa Rosa NP, 16 August 2019
A small unidentified rodent, Rincón de la Vieja, 17 August 2019. Actually, this was the only small mouse/rat type rodent we saw on the trip.
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctusI), La Fortuna, 19 August 2019
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Irazú Volcano NP, 22 August 2019
If anyone can help me identify the reptiles that would be great. I don’t have any good references for Central American reptiles.