Craugastor mimus (Taylor, 1955)

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

Eleutherodactylus mimus Taylor, 1955, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 37: 517. Holotype: KU 37128, by original designation. Type locality: "5 km NNE Tilarán, [Cantón de Tilaran,] Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 104, commented on the type locality.

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) mimusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 317, by implication.

Craugastor mimusCrawford 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) mimusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38.

English Names

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


Evergreen lowland and premontane forests on the Atlantic versant from eastern Honduras (500 m), through eastern Nicaragua (100-1626 m), to central Costa Rica (15–640 m).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua


See account by Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 14–16, who included it in his more exclusive Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) milesi group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. Sees account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 246–247 (who included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group) and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 413–415. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. In the Craugastor laticeps species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38. In the subgenus Craugastor but not assigned to species series by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189-202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. Travers, Townsend, Sunyer, Obando, Wilson, and Nickerson, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 399, noted a new locality at higher elevation 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. Rodríguez-Naranjo, Gómez-Campos, Hernández-Sánchez, and Abarca, 2024, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 7(e930): 79–83, reported on the advertisement call. 

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