Craugastor matudai (Taylor, 1941)

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

English Names

Matuda's Robber Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).

Matuda's Stream Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 10).


Lower montane zone (1500–2000 m) on the Pacific versant, from Cerro Ovando, southwestern Chiapas (Mexico) to Aldea Fraternidad, central Guatemala.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala, Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) milesi group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. See account by Savage, 1975, Copeia, 1975: 284–285, who suggested that the nearest relative of this species is Eleutherodactylus milesi. In the Eleutherodactylus milesi group of Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 1–57. Campbell, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 398–411, disputed this allocation. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 305. 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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