Cryptobatrachus fuhrmanni (Peracca, 1914)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Cryptobatrachus > Species: Cryptobatrachus fuhrmanni

Hyla fuhrmanni Peracca, 1914, Mem. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 5: 108. Holotype: Deposition not stated, although presumably in MZUT. Type locality: "Guaca [= Heliconia] (C[ordillères]. c[entrales]., alt. 1600 m.)", Departamento Antioquia, Colombia.

Hyloscirtus fuhrmanniNoble, 1917, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 37: 805.

Cryptobatrachus incertus Barbour, 1926, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 193. Holotype: MCZ 11616, by original designation. Type locality: "Sonsón (altitude 2545 meters), Dept. of Antioquia, Colombia". Synonymy by Rivero, 1968 "1966", Caribb. J. Sci., 6: 148.

Cryptobatrachus fuhrmanniHellmich, 1939, Wochenschr. Aquar. Terrarienkd., Braunschweig, 36: 537.

Cryptobatrachus fuhrmanni fuhrmanniRivero, 1968 "1966", Caribb. J. Sci., 6: 148.

Cryptobatrachus fuhrmanni orientalis Rivero, 1968 "1966", Caribb. J. Sci., 6: 148. Holotype: UMMZ 74812, by original designation. Type locality: "San Gil, [Departamento Santander,] Colombia". Distinctiveness from nominal Cryptobatrachus fuhrmanni rejected by Lynch, 2008, Zootaxa, 1883: 60.

English Names

Fuhrmann's Backpack Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental (southern Antioquia, Caldas), northern and eastern flanks of the Cordillera Central (Antioquia, and northern Tolima), and the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental (Santander and Cundinamarca), Colombia, 900-2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


See account provided in Lynch, 2008, Zootaxa, 1883: 26-68. 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: 313.

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