Craugastor aphanus (Campbell, 1994)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Genus: Craugastor > Species: Craugastor aphanus

Eleutherodactylus aphanus Campbell, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 297. Holotype: UTA A-33405, by original designation. Type locality: "12.0 km WSW Puerto Santo Tomás, 786 m, Departamento de Izabal, Guatemala . . . . on the eastern slopes of the Montañas del Mico at about 15° 41′ N, 88° 41′ W. The town of Santo Tomás is called Puerto Santo Tomás de Castilla or Puerto Matías de Gálvez on some maps."

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) aphanusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220.

Craugastor aphanusCrawford and Smith, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 35: 551, by implication; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 360.

Craugastor (Craugastor) aphanusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38.

English Names

None noted.


In the Montañas del Mico and the northern slopes of the Sierra de las Minas in the Departamento de Izabal of Guatemala, in low cloud-forest at elevations of 591–786 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala

Endemic: Guatemala


In the Eleutherodactylus biporcatus group, and the northernmost member, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) biporcatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220. Savage and Myers, 2002, Am. Mus. Novit., 3357: 17–19, provided an account. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 227, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus biporcatus group. In the Craugastor gulosus species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38. In the Craugastor (Craugastor) punctariolus species series of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 299. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 140–191, provided a key to the genera and species of Brachycephaloidea (= Craugastoridae, Eleutherodactylidae) in Central America and provided maps and photographs of the species, including this one.

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