The habitat in the vicinity of Kurupukari, on the Essequibo River in central Guyana, is tall evergreen lowland
forest. The area has suffered some human disturbance from agriculture, road construction and ferry activity. The area was
sampled for 10 days in 1990 and 12 days in 1997; seven days in rainy season and 15 in dry season. During this sampling 23
anuran and 17 reptile species were collected. Some differences exist between species collected on either side of the river.
Comparisons are made with collections from other locations in Guyana.