Craugastor angelicus (Savage, 1975)

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

Eleutherodactylus angelicus Savage, 1975, Copeia, 1975: 274. Holotype: LACM 76856, by original designation. Type locality: "Costa Rica: Provincia de Alajuela: Canton de Alajuela: Salto El Angel, 1380 m." Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 76, commented on the type locality.

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

Craugastor angelicusCrawford 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) angelicusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

Angel Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 72).

Distribution

Cordillera de Tilarán (1200–1600 m) and northern (600–1700 m) and eastern (900–1400 m) slopes of Volcán Poas in Costa Rica.

Comment

Most closely related to Eleutherodactylus escoces and Eleutherodactylus fleischmanni according to Savage, 1975, Copeia, 1975: 299. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rugulosus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 219. See account by Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 268-269. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 248–249, who 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. 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: 299. 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. Kubicki, 2016, Mesoam. Herpetol., 3: 1070–1071, reported on the rediscovery of the species. 

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