Craugastor monnichorum (Dunn, 1940)

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

Eleutherodactylus monnichorum Dunn, 1940, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 92: 107. Holotype: ANSP 21576, by original designation. Type locality: "Valley of the Velo, Finca Lerida, on the slope of Chiriqui volcano above Boquete, Chiriqui Province", Panama.

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

Craugastor monnichorumCrawford 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) monnichorumHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 37.

English Names

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


Mountains of Chiriquí and Comarca Ngöbe-Buglé Provinces, western Panama.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Panama

Endemic: Panama


In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) fitzingeri group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. In the less inclusive Eleutherodactylus cruentus group of Savage and DeWeese, 1981 "1980", Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 93: 940. See Taylor, 1958, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 39: 13, for account. In the Eleutherodactylus melanostictus group sensu Savage according to J.D. Lynch In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 305). In the Craugastor fitzingeri series, Craugastor melanostictus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 37, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. See comments on ecology and morphology by Köhler, Sunyer, Ponce, and Batista, 2008, Senckenb. Biol., 88: 329–333. 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. Hertz, Lotzkat, Stadler, Hamad, Carrizo, and Köhler, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 246, reported the species from ca. 6 km NNW of Hato Chamí, Ngöbe-Buglé Province, Panama, 1800 m elevation.

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