Craugastor emleni (Dunn, 1932)

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

Eleutherodactylus ranoides nubicola Dunn and Emlen, 1932, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 84: 23. Holotype: ANSP 19876, by original designation. Type locality: "San Juancito, in the cloud forest at 6600 feet and . . . at 6000 feet", Departamento de Francisco Morazon, Honduras. Junior secondary homonym of Eleutherodactylus nubicola Dunn, 1926.

Eleutherodactylus ranoides emleni Dunn, 1932, Copeia, 1932: 97. Replacement name for Eleutherodactylus ranoides nubicola.

Eleutherodactylus ranoides emmetti Gorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 96. Replacement name for Eleutherodactylus ranoides nubicola.

Eleutherodactylus emleniCampbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 261.

Craugastor emleniCrawford 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) emleniHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

None noted.


Elevations of 800–2000 m in the Río Choluteca drainage system of the Pacific versant of south-central Honduras between Tegucigalpa and about El Zamorano, Francisco Morazán Province.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


Removed from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus rugulosus by Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 261, where it had been placed by Lynch, 1965, Herpetologica, 21: 102–113, and Meyer and Wilson, 1971, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 218: 1–47. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group. See account by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 382–386. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. In the Craugastor punctariolus species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 42, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus emleni) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 335, who noted that this species may be 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.

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