Craugastor olanchano (McCranie and Wilson, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus olanchano McCranie and Wilson, 1999, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 112: 518. Holotype: USNM 529998, by original designation. Type locality: "from a hillside above the Quebrada El Pinol (15° 07′ N, 86° 44′ W), Parque Nacional La Muralla, Departamento de Olancho, Honduras, 1200 m elev."

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) olanchanoMcCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 420.

Craugastor olanchanoCrawford 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) olanchanoHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

None noted.


Moderate elevations (1180–1350 m) in premontane wet forests on the Atlantic versant in the northwestern part of the Department of Olancho, northeastern Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


In the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group according to the original publication. See accounts by Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 263–264; Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226 (who included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group), and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 418–420. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. 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 map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus olanchano) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 362. 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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