Incilius guanacaste (Vaughan and Mendelson, 2007)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Incilius > Species: Incilius guanacaste

Crepidophryne guanacaste Vaughan and Mendelson, 2007, Copeia, 2007: 308. Holotype: UCR 12877, by original designation. Type locality: "Costa Rica, Guanacaste, Canton Bagaces, Distrito Fortuna, Volcán Miravalles".

Incilius guanacasteMendelson, Mulcahy, Williams, and Sites, 2011, Zootaxa, 3138: 19.

English Names

None noted.


Cloud forest and wind-swept elfin forests on the slopes of Volcáan Miravalles and Volcán Rincón de la Vieja in the Cordillera de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 1820 to 2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica

Endemic: Costa Rica


Mendelson, Mulcahy, Williams, and Sites, 2011, Zootaxa, 3138: 1-34, suggested that this species is a member of a monophyletic Incilius coniferus group that includes Incilius coniferus, Incilius chompipe, Incilius epioticus, Incilius fastidiosus, Incilius guanacaste, Incilius holdridgei, Incilius karenlipsae, Incilius periglenes, and Incilius peripatetes. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 104-115, compared this species to others (as Crepidophryne and Incilius) in Central America and provided a range map and photograph. 

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