Craugastor saltator (Taylor, 1941)

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

Eleutherodactylus saltator Taylor, 1941, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 54: 89. Holotype: EHT-HMS 24301, by original designation; now FMNH 100116 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 49. Type locality: "Omilteme, Guerrero, about 8,000 ft.", Mexico.

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) saltatorHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 317, by implication.

Craugastor (Craugastor) saltatorHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 39.

English Names

None noted.


Intermediate to high elevations (1500–3420 m) in the pine-oak highlands of Guerrero, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Removed from the synonymy of Craugastor mexicanus by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 40, where it had been placed by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 130. In the Craugastor (Craugastormexicanus species series of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. See account by Jameson, Streicher, Manuelli, Head, and Smith, 2022, Herpetol. Monogr., 36: 37–38, who discussed morphology, molecular phylogenetics, and morphometrics within their Craugastor mexicanus series. 

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