Craugastor cuaquero (Savage, 1980)

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

Eleutherodactylus cuaquero Savage, 1980, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 79: 14. Holotype: LACM 128460, by original designation. Type locality: "1.75 km east southeast of Monteverde; Provincia Puntarenas, Canton de Puntarenas, Costa Rica; 1520 m".

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

Craugastor cuaqueroCrawford 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) cuaqueroHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 37.

English Names

Puntarenas Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality in lower montane rainforest in the Cordillera de Tilarán, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 1520–1600 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) fitzingeri group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. Removed from a monophyletic Craugastor and from the Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri group by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 130. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 239-240, who included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri group. In the Craugastor fitzingeri series, Craugastor melanostictus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 37, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. 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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