Craugastor polyptychus (Cope, 1886)

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Humid lowlands of the Atlantic drainage of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and adjacent northwestern Panama, below 260 m elevation.

Comment

Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 260, provided an account for this species, provisionally resurrected it from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus bransfordii (where it had been placed by Savage and Emerson, 1970, Copeia, 1970: 623-644), noted its close relationship to Eleutherodactylus underwoodi, and placed it in his Eleutherodactylus rhodopis series, Eleutherodactylus rhodopis group. In the Craugastor rhodopis species series, Craugastor podiciferus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41, 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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