Craugastor milesi (Schmidt, 1933)

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

English Names

Miles' Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77).


Premontane and lower montane forests of the Sierra Omoa and Sierra Espíritu Santo (1050–1700 m) of northwestern Atlantic slope Honduras. Possibly extinct (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


In the Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri group of Lynch and Myers, 1983, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 175: 481–572. See accounts by Savage, 1975, Copeia, 1975: 287, and McCranie and Wilson, 1997, Alytes, 14:147–174 (who note that the species probably does not occur at its now highly altered type locality), and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 410–413 (who suggest that this taxon is extinct). In the Eleutherodactylus milesi group of Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 1-57. See comments under Eleutherodactylus stadelmani and Eleutherodactylus matudai. 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: 138, who regarded the species as extinct. Kolby and McCranie, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 282–283, reported a surviving population in Parque Nacional Cusuco, Honduras. 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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