Craugastor coffeus (McCranie and Köhler, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus coffeus McCranie and Köhler, 1999, Senckenb. Biol., 79: 83. Holotype: SMF 78873, by original designation. Type locality: "between Laguna del Cerro and Quebrada Grande (15° 04.95′ N, 88° 56.08′ W), 1000 m elevation, Departamento de Copán, Honduras".

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) coffeusMcCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 379.

Craugastor coffeusCrawford 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) coffeusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38.

English Names

None noted.


Known from the type locality in the Atlantic drainage in the northwestern part of the Department of Copán, and ca. 100 km northeast in the Sierra de Omoa, Cortés, Honduras, 674–1000 m elevation; likely to be found in adjacent Guatemala.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Likely/Controversially Present: Guatemala

Endemic: Honduras


In the Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group according to the original publication, where its severe endangerment due to habitat destruction was also noted. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group. McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 377-380, provided an account. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. In the Craugastor laticeps species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38. In the subgenus Craugastor but not assigned to species series by 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: 301. Kolby, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 107, provided the first locality away from the type locality in Honduras. 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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