Craugastor rhyacobatrachus (Campbell and Savage, 2000)

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

Eleutherodactylus rhyacobatrachus Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 274. Holotype: MCZ 29112, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Fortuna, 19 km N San Isidro de El General, 1700 m, Cantón Pérez-Zeledón, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica. This locality is in Tropical Premontane Rainforest at approximately 9° 28′ 25″ N, 83° 41′ 42″ W."

Craugastor rhyacobatrachusCrawford 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) rhyacobatrachusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

None noted.


Pacific slopes of the Talamanca-Barú Massif of Costa Rica and northwestern Panama, 950–1800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


In the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group, Eleutherodactylus punctariolus complex, according to the original publication. 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 map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 310. 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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