Craugastor chrysozetetes (McCranie, Savage, and Wilson, 1989)

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

Eleutherodactylus chrysozetetes McCranie, Savage, and Wilson, 1989, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 102: 483. Holotype: KU 209035, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada del Oro (15° 38′ N, 86° 47′ W), elevation 880 m, tributary of Río Viejo, south slope of Cerro Búfalo, Cordillera de Nombre de Dios, Departamento de Atlántida, Honduras".

Eleutherodactylus chrysozetesDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 139. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) chrysozetetesLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222.

Craugastor chrysozetetesCrawford 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 (Campbellius) chrysozetetesHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 34.

English Names

McCranie's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 73).

Cerro Bufalo Streamside Frog (McCranie, 2017, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 909: 1). 


Elevations of 880–1130 m in the general vicinity of the type locality (Cerro Búfalo) in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios on the Atlantic versant south of La Ceiba, Atlántida, in northern Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


In the Eleutherodactylus milesi group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) milesi group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222. See account by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 371–377. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 138, who regarded the species as extinct. 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. McCranie, 2017, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 909: 1-9, provided an extensive review. 

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