Craugastor tabasarae (Savage, Hollingsworth, Lips, and Jaslow, 2004)

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

Eleutherodactylus tabasarae Savage, Hollingsworth, Lips, and Jaslow, 2004, Herpetologica, 60: 521. Holotype: UMMZ 167648, by original designation. Type locality: "9.7 km NNW El Copé, on the continental divide at sawmill La Pintada District, Coclé Province, Panama, 600-800 m (8° 40′ 04″ N, 80° 35′ 6″ W)".

Craugastor tabasaraeCrawford 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: 361.

Craugastor (Craugastor) tabasaraeHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 37.

English Names

None noted.


Isolated records in Veraguas Province (Distrito de Santa Fé), Coclé Province in the Serrania de Tabasará (600-800 m elevation), Colón Province (near Cerro Bruja in Parque Nacional G.D. Omar Torrijos H.) and Panamá Province (the Serrania Piedras-Pacora in the Parque Nacional Chagres) in east-central Panama (730–910 m elevation) .

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Panama

Endemic: Panama


In the Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri group, Eleutherodctylus melanostictus subgroup, according to the original publication. In the Craugastor fitzingeri species series, Craugastor fitzingeri species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 37, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 122.  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: 312. Köhler, Sunyer, Ponce, and Batista, 2008, Senckenb. Biol., 88: 329–333, discussed the range in Panama. Medina, Jaramillo, and Ibáñez D., 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 506–507, provided the record for Veraguas Province and commented on the range. 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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