Craugastor rupinius (Campbell and Savage, 2000)

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

Eleutherodactylus rupinius Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 213. Holotype: UTA A-26199, by original designation. Type locality: "Finca El Faro, S slope Volcán Santa María, 4.0 km N El Palmar, 875 m, Quezaltenango, Guatemala. This site lies in Premontane Wet Forest at about 14° 40′ 30″ N, 91° 35′ W."

Craugastor rupiniusCrawford 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 rupinusLiner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 11. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Cliffy Stream Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 11).


Pacific drainages of southeastern Chiapas, Mexico, where it occurs on the Pacific versant in the vicinity of Escuintla, southeastward through southern Guatemala and intervening southwestern Honduras to eastern El Salvador, 400–1760 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group according to the original publication. Köhler, Veselý, and Greenbaum, 2005 "2006", Amph. Rept. El Salvador: 54–56, provided an account (as Eleutherodactylus rupinius and for El Salvador) and a color photograph. 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. 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. Townsend, Firneno, Escoto, Flores-Girón, Medina-Flores, and Oyuela, 2015, Alytes, 32: 55–58, reported the species from the Honduran side of Cerro Montecristo. 

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