Craugastor persimilis (Barbour, 1926)

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

Eleutherodactylus persimilis Barbour, 1926, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 193. Holotype: MCZ 11598, by original designation. Type locality: "Suretka, Costa Rica, near the boundary of Bocas del Toro Province, Panamá".

Microbatrachyls persimilisTaylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 670.

Craugastor persimilisCrawford 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) persimilisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

Similar Flesh-bellied Frog (Cossel, Twining, Di Stefano, O’Brien, Reich, and Sandoval-Alanis, 2019, Herpetol. Conserv. Biol., 14: 237). 


Humid lowlands and premontane Atlantic slopes of central to southeastern Costa Rica, 39–1200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica

Endemic: Costa Rica


See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 258-259, who included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus bufoniformis group, and resurrected this taxon from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus bransfordii, where it had been placed by Savage and Emerson, 1970, Copeia, 1970: 623–644. In the Craugastor rhodopis species series, Craugastor podiciferus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41, 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: 307. 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. Cossel, Twining, Di Stefano, O’Brien, Reich, and Sandoval-Alanis, 2019, Herpetol. Conserv. Biol., 14: 235–249, reported on vocalization in Costa Rica, as Craugastor aff. persimilis

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