Craugastor rayo (Savage and DeWeese, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus rayo Savage and DeWeese, 1979, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 78: 107. Holotype: LACM 127669, by original designation. Type locality: "second sabana on the trail from Finca El Helechales to Sabanas Esperanza, 5 km, airline, east of Finca El Helechales, Canton de Buenos Aires, Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 1640 m."

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

Craugastor rayoCrawford 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) rayoHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 37.

English Names

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

Distribution

Rainforests of the upper portion of the premontane and lower portion of the lower montane slope of the Pacific face of the Cordillera de Talamanca of southwestern Costa Rica, 1600–1850 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) fitzingeri group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 243-244, 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.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.