Craugastor raniformis (Boulenger, 1896)

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

Hylodes raniformis Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 19. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.16.16-19 (formerly 95.11.16.48-51) (Buenaventura), 1947.2.15.83-84 (formerly 95.11.16.52-53) (Cali); BMNH 1947.2.16.16 designated lectotype by Lynch and Myers, 1983, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 175: 545. Type locality: "Buenaventura and Cali", [Departamento Valle del Cauca,] Colombia; restricted to Buenaventura, Departamento Valle del Cauca, Colombia, by lectotype designation.

Eleutherodactylus raniformisStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Gorham, 1963, Canad. Field Nat., 77: 18.

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

Craugastor raniformisCrawford 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) raniformisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 37.

English Names

Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 78).

Distribution

South from east-central Panama to the Río San Juan de Micay in western Colombia, in the forested lowlands north and west of the Andes; possibly isolated populations in the inter-Andean valleys of the Río Cauca, Colombia, near sea level to 1500 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) fitzingeri group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. Account provided by Lynch and Myers, 1983, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 175: 545–551. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri group. In the Craugastor fitzingeri species series, Craugastor fitzingeri species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 37, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 122. 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. Palacio Baena, Muñoz Escobar, Gallo Delgado, and Rivera-Correa, 2006, Anfibios y Reptiles del Valle de Aburrá: 34–35, provided a brief account and photograph. Records from the Magdalena valley of Colombia are now referred to Craugastor metriosistus

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