Craugastor nefrens (Smith, 2005)

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

Eleutherodactylus nefrens Smith, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 287. Holotype: UTA A-45279, by original designation. Type locality: "La Firmeza, Sierra de Caral, Municipio de Morales, Departamento de Izabal, Guatemala, 840 m".

Craugastor nefrensCrawford 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 (Hylactophryne) nefrensHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 45.

English Names

None noted.


Elevations of 800–1000 m in the Sierra de Caral, Departamento de Izabal, Guatemala; probably into adjacent Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala

Endemic: Guatemala


In the Eleutherodactylus spatulatus subgroup of the Eleutherodactylus alfredi group according to the original publication. McCranie and Smith, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 190, suggested that this species will be found in northwestern Honduras. In the Craugastor (Hylactophryne) bocourti species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 45. Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123, rejected species groups within the subgenus HylactophryneKöhler, 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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