Craugastor occidentalis (Taylor, 1941)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Craugastorinae > Genus: Craugastor > Species: Craugastor occidentalis

Borborocoetes mexicanus Boulenger, 1898, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1898: 477. Syntypes: BMNH–67 according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 109; renumbered 1947.2.16.66-67, with 1947.2.16.67 designated lectotype by Streicher, García-Vázquez, Ponce-Campos, Flores-Villela, Campbell, and Smith, 2014, Syst. Biodiversity, 12: 15. Type locality: "Hacienda el Florencio, Zacatecas, Mexico"; noted to be nearly directly north of San Cristobal on the eastern slope of Sierra de Florencio in Zacatecas by Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 109. Secondary homonym of Leiuperus mexicanus Brocchi, 1879.

Eleutherodactylus mexicanusKellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 98-99.

Eleutherodactylus occidentalis Taylor, 1941, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 54: 91. Replacement name for Borborocoetes mexicanus Boulenger, 1898.

Hylactophryne mexicanusLynch, 1976, Herpetologica, 32: 346-347.

Hylactophryne occidentalisLynch, 1976, Herpetologica, 32: 346.

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

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) occidentalisLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229.

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

English Names

Taylor's Barking Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 10).).


Western Michoacán, Colima, and northeastern Jalisco west and north to southwestern Durango, southern Zacatecas, and southern Sinaloa, Mexico.


In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rhodopis group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229; formerly considered a member of Hylactophryne (= the Eleutherodactylus augusti group) by Lynch, 1976, Herpetologica, 32: 346–347. In the Eleutherodactylus rhodopis group according to Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 129–156. Arenas-Monroy, González-Saucedo, Carbajal-Márquez, and Sigala-Rodríguez, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 298, provided a second record for southern Zacatecas, Mexico. Discussed as part of a phylogenetic analysis of the Craugastor rhodopis species group by Streicher, García-Vázquez, Ponce-Campos, Flores-Villela, Campbell, and Smith, 2014, Syst. Biodiversity, 12: 1–22. In the Craugastor (Craugastor) mexicanus species series of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. Lemos-Espinal, Smith, and Valdes-Lares, 2019, Amph. Rept. Durango: 58–59, provided a brief account for Durango, Mexico. Quezada-Hipólito, Smith, Suazo-Ortuño, Alvarado-Díaz, González, Thammachoti, and Smart, 2019, Rev. Mexicana Biodiversidad, 90(e902448): 1–15, commented on the impact of vulcanism in the Trans-Volcanic belt of Mexico on biogeography. Ahumada-Carrillo, Grünwald, López Cuellar, and Jones, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 277–278, reported the species from the municipality of Mesquitic, northern Jalisco, Mexico.     

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