Craugastor aurilegulus (Savage, McCranie, and Wilson, 1988)

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

Eleutherodactylus aurilegulus Savage, McCranie, and Wilson, 1988, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 87: 50. Holotype: KU 209002, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada de Oro (15° 38′ N, 86° 47′ W), elevation 780-840 m, tributary of Río Viejo, south slope of Cerro Búfalo, Cordillera de Nombre de Dios, Departamento de Atlántida, Honduras".

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) aurilegulusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220.

Craugastor aurilegulusCrawford 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) aurilegulusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

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

Distribution

Cloud forests of the mountains and foothills of northern Honduras between the Río Humuya–Ulua and Río Sico including the Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Cerro de Sulaco, and Montañas de Yoro, 50–1550 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rugulosus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220. See accounts by Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 255–258, Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226 (who included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group), and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 353–356. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. 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.

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