Craugastor epochthidius (McCranie and Wilson, 1997)

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

Eleutherodactylus epochthidius McCranie and Wilson, 1997, Alytes, 14: 169. Holotype: ROM 18109, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Seco (14° 55′ N, 85° 56′ W), elevation 1050 m, tributary of Río Guayape N of Catacamas, Sierra de Agalta, Departamento de Olancho, Honduras".

Craugastor epochthidiusCrawford 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) epochthidiusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 34.

English Names

None noted.


Elevations of 150 to 1450 m in the Sierra de Agalta, Olancho, northeastward to the Montaña de las Marías, Olancho, and tributaries of the rivers Paulaya and Plátano, Colón, on the Atlantic versant of east-central and northeastern Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


In the Eleutherodactylus milesi group according to the original publication. See account by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 386-389. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized 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: 302. 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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