Craugastor obesus (Barbour, 1928)

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

Syrrhopus obesus Barbour, 1928, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 10: 27. Holotype: MCZ 13052, by original designation. Type locality: "Gutierrez, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama (near the Costa Rican frontier)".

Eleutherodactylus obesusCampbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 279.

Craugastor obesusCrawford 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) obesusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

None noted.


Atlantic slopes of southeastern Costa Rica and western Panama, 400–1450 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


Removed from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus punctariolus by Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 279 (and who placed it in the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group, Eleutherodactylus punctariolus complex), where it had been placed by Dunn, 1940, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 92: 105–122; and Savage, 1975, Copeia, 1975: 288. See brief account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 840. In the Craugastor punctariolus species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 42, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 305. 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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