Craugastor milesi (Schmidt, 1933)

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

English Names

Miles' Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77).

Distribution

Premontane and lower montane forests of the Sierra Omoa and Sierra Espíritu Santo (1050–1700 m) of northwestern Atlantic slope Honduras. Possibly extinct (see comment).

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri group of Lynch and Myers, 1983, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 175: 481–572. See accounts by Savage, 1975, Copeia, 1975: 287, and McCranie and Wilson, 1997, Alytes, 14:147–174 (who note that the species probably does not occur at its now highly altered type locality), and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 410–413 (who suggest that this taxon is extinct). In the Eleutherodactylus milesi group of Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 1-57. See comments under Eleutherodactylus stadelmani and Eleutherodactylus matudai. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 138, who regarded the species as extinct. Kolby and McCranie, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 282–283, reported a surviving population in Parque Nacional Cusuco, Honduras. 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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