Craugastor lauraster (Savage, McCranie, and Espinal, 1996)

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

Eleutherodactylus lauraster Savage, McCranie, and Espinal, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 366. Holotype: USNM 344826, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada El Piñol (15° 07′ N, 86° 43′ W), Parque Nacional La Muralla, Departamento de Olancho, Honduras, elevation 1200 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) laurasterLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227.

Craugastor laurasterCrawford 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) laurasterHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

None noted.


Eastern Honduras to southwestern Nicaragua in isolated populations, 40–1200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras, Nicaragua


In the Eleutherodactylus rhodopis group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rhodopis group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. Köhler, 1999, Cour. Forschungsinst. Senckenb., 213: 27, mapped the Nicaraguan range. McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 403-406, provided an account. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. In the Craugastor rhodopis species series, Craugastor podiciferus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 305. Travers, Townsend, Sunyer, Obando, Wilson, and Nickerson, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 399, noted a new locality in Nicaragua (Jinotega). 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. Sunyer, Obando, Rovito, and Papenfuss, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 376, extended the range to Rivas Province, southwestern Nicaragua. Martínez-Fonseca, Holmes, Sunyer, Westeen, Grundler, Cerda, Fernández-Mena, Loza-Molina, Monagan, Nondorf, Pandelis, and Rabosky, 2024, Check List, 20: 67, provided a record from Las Brisas del Mogotón, Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua.

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