Craugastor montanus (Taylor, 1942)

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

Microbatrachylus montanus Taylor, 1942, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 28: 67. Holotype: USNM 115507, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Ovando, Chiapas, 6,000 ft. elevation", Mexico. Secondary homonym of Eleutherodactylus montanus Schmidt, 1919, when in Eleutherodactylus.

Eleutherodactylus sartori Lynch, 1965, Nat. Hist. Misc., 182: 10. Replacement name for Microbatrachylus montanus Taylor, 1942, when Microbatrachylus montanus is in Eleutherodactylus.

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) sartoriHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 317, by implication; Lynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10094.

Craugastor montanusCrawford 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) montanusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 39.

Craugastor sartoriStuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 310.

English Names

Chiapas Dwarf Robber Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 21; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 11).


Intermediate to high elevations (1200 to ca. 2000 m) of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, and adjacent regions of the Department of San Marcos, Guatemala. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala, Mexico


See comment under Eleutherodactylus greggi. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rhodopis group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. See discussion by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 135–136. Crawford and Smith, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 35: 540, provided (as Eleutherodactylus sartori) a record from La Fraternidad, San Marcos, Guatemala, as part of a wider revisionary study. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Craugastor sartori) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 310. 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. In the Craugastor (Craugastor) mexicanus species series of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. See account by Jameson, Streicher, Manuelli, Head, and Smith, 2022, Herpetol. Monogr., 36: 29–30, who placed this in their Craugastor mexicanus series as well as providing descriptive morphology, morphometrics, and molecular markers.   

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