Craugastor vocalis (Taylor, 1940)

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

Eleutherodactylus vocalis Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 401. Holotype: EHT-HMS 6390, by original designation; now FMNH 100122 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 50. Type locality: "Hda. El Sabino, Uruapan, Michoacán", Mexico.

Eleutherodactylus rugulosus vocalisDuellman, 1961, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 15: 38.

Eleutherodactylus vocalisLynch, 1965, Herpetologica, 21: 111.

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) vocalisHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 317, by implication; Lynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154.

Craugastor vocalisCrawford 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) vocalisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

Taylor's Stream Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 21; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80).

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


Pacific slopes of the Sierra Madre Occidental in western Mexico, from the Rio Fuerte drainage in northern Sinaloa (and likely adjacent Chihuahuha and Sonora) to the Rio Balsas drainage in southwestern Michoacán, 60-1200 m elevation, occasionally to 2150 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rugulosus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234. See Savage, 1975, Copeia, 1975: 293-294, for review. See comment under Eleutherodactylus brocchi. Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 195-199, provided an account. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 227, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group. 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. Valdes-Lares, Martín-Muñoz de Cote, and Muñiz-Martínez, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 648, provided a new record for Durango, Mexico, and discussed the range in that state. Lemos-Espinal, Smith, and Valdes-Lares, 2019, Amph. Rept. Durango: 60–61, provided a brief account for Durango, Mexico. Loc-Barragán, Smith, Woolrich-Piña, and Lemos-Espinal, 2024, Herpetozoa, Wien, 37: 30, reported on the distributional and conservation status in the state of Nayarit, Mexico.     

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