Craugastor batrachylus (Taylor, 1940)

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

Eleutherodactylus batrachylus Taylor, 1940, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 18: 13. Holotype: MCZ 9308, by original designation. Type locality: "Miquihuana, Tamaulipas, eighty miles southwest of [Ciudad] Victoria, Tamaulipas", Mexico.

Craugastor batrachylusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2. Without discussion.

Craugastor (Hylactophryne) batrachylusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 43.

English Names

Tamaulipan Arboreal Robber Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 18; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 72).

Tamaulipas Arboreal Robber Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 12).


Vicinity of the type locality (Miquihuana, Tamaulipas, Mexico).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Ford and Savage, 1984, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 110: 7, questioned the assignment of the species to any group and regarded its inclusion in the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group as unlikely. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, unassigned to species group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2, placed this species in Craugastor without discussion, presumably on the basis of geography. Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 45, discussed the rationale for placement in Craugastor and considered it be in their Craugastor bocourti species series of the subgenus HylactophrynePadial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123, rejected species groups within the subgenus Hylactophryne.

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