Craugastor saltuarius (McCranie and Wilson, 1997)

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

Eleutherodactylus saltuarius McCranie and Wilson, 1997, Alytes, 14: 165. Holotype: USNM 497115, by original designation. Type locality: "south slope of Cerro Búfalo (15° 39′ N, 86° 48′ W), elevation 1550 m, Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Departamento de Atlántica, Honduras".

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) saltuariusMcCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 437.

Craugastor saltuariusCrawford 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 (Campbellius) salutariusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 34. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

None noted.


Intermediate elevations (1550–1800 m elevation) from two localities in lower cloud forest in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios of north-central Honduras (departments of Atlantida and Yoro).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


In the Eleutherodactylus milesi group according to the original publication. See account by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 435-437. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. 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: 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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