Craugastor opimus (Savage and Myers, 2002)

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

Eleutherodactylus opimus Savage and Myers, 2002, Am. Mus. Novit., 3357: 34. Holotype: AMNH 87020, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Docordó, about 10 km above junction with Río San Juan, about 100 m elv., Dept. Chocó, Colombia (approx. 4° 34′ N, 77° 03′ W)".

Craugastor opimusCrawford 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) opimusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38.

English Names

None noted.


Lowlands and premontane areas from central Panama (east of the Panama Canal) to northwestern Colombia on the Pacific versant, sea level to 1040 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Panama


In the Eleutherodactylus biporcatus group according to the original publication. In the Craugastor gulosus species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38. In the Craugastor (Craugastorpunctariolus species series of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. 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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