Craugastor greggi (Bumzahem, 1955)

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

Eleutherodactylus greggi Bumzahem, 1955, Copeia, 1955: 118. Holotype: FMNH 20876, by original designation. Type locality: "Volcan Tajumulco, near San Marcos, Guatemala".

Eleutherodactylus chiquito Lynch, 1965, Nat. Hist. Misc., 181: 1. Holotype: UIMNH 55417, by original designation. Type locality: "El Chiquihuite, Chiapas, Mexico, at an elevation of 7000 feet on Volcán Tacaná". Synonymy by Savage, 1975, Copeia, 1975: 270.

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) greggiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 317, by implication; Lynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154.

Craugastor greggiCrawford 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) greggiHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38

English Names

Gregg's Stream Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 75: Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 10).


Upper portion of the lower montane zone (1500–2700 m) in the mountains of southern Chiapas (Mexico) to Volcán Tajamulco in adjacent southwestern Guatemala.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala, Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus omiltemanus group of Ford and Savage; see comment under Eleutherodactylus omiltemanus. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) gollmeri group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 225, and Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 129-156. Placed in the Craugastor laticeps species series (= the Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group of earlier authors) of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 304. 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. Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 53, 122, excluded this species from any of the named species series within Craugastor and noted that this species has not yet been included in any molecular study so the previous association by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 129-156, of this species with Craugastor daryi based on the shared fusion of the sacrum and the last presacral vertebra should not be discounted. 

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