Craugastor rostralis (Werner, 1896)

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

English Names

Snouted Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79).


Evergreen forests in the Atlantic versant premontane zone of northern and western Honduras and adjacent eastern Guatemala, 850–1300 m elevation.


In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) gollmeri group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. Listed with no discussion as a synonym of Eleutherodactylus laticeps by Smith and Smith, 1976, Synops. Herpetofauna Mex., 4: A-B-25. See discussion in Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 29–31(who placed it in the more exclusive Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group), Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226 (who included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group), and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 431–435 (who note that material from the Yoro region of Honduras likely represents an undescribed species). McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. In the Craugastor laticeps species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38. In the subgenus Craugastor but not assigned to species series by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. In the Craugastor laticeps species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 619. 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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