Craugastor yucatanensis (Lynch, 1965)

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

Eleutherodactylus yucatanensis Lynch, 1965 "1964", Herpetologica, 20: 249. Holotype: KU 71094, by original designation. Type locality: "in a cave . . . , 1.5 km S, 1 km E Pueblo Nuevo X-Can, Quintana Roo, Mexico, at 10 meters elevation".

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

Craugastor yucatanensisCrawford 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 (Hylactophryne) yucatanensisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 45.

English Names

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

Yucatan Rainfrog (Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 67; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 73; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 11).


Northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, below 30 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) alfredi group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234. See accounts by Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 66–67, and Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 73. Removed from a monophyletic Craugastor by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 130. In the Craugastor (Hylactophryne) bocourti species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 45. In the Craugastor (Hylactophryne) bocourti species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 45. Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123, rejected species groups within the subgenus Hylactophryne. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 619. 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. Carbajal-Márquez, Díaz-Gamboa, Ramírez-Valverde, García-Balderas, Nahuat-Cervera, and Cedeño-Vázquez, 2019, ZooKeys, 900: 129–139, described the male morphology and the advertisement call, as well as providing new localities. Nahuat-Cervera, Tzab-Pech, Rodríguez-Blanco, and Cruzado: 169–171, provided new records for the state of Yucatán, Mexico. Nahuat-Cervera and Barrientos-Medina, 2023, Bioagrociencias, 16: 48–54, provided a summary account and dot map for the species. 

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