Craugastor pechorum (McCranie and Wilson, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus pechorum McCranie and Wilson, 1999, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 112: 515. Holotype: USNM 530000, by original designation. Type locality: "from near a small dam along a small tributary of the Quebrada de Las Marías (15° 17.64′ N, 84° 21.29′ W), about 12 airline km NNE La Colonia, Departamento de Olancho, Honduras, 680 m elev."

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) pechorumMcCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 427.

Craugastor pechorumCrawford 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) pechorumHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

None noted.


Low to moderate elevations (150–680 m) on the Atlantic versant of the northeastern and eastern portions of the Honduran departments of Olancho and Colón.

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: 260–261, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 425–428. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group. 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 photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus pechorum) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 366. 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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