Craugastor rupinius (Campbell and Savage, 2000)

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

Eleutherodactylus rupinius Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 213. Holotype: UTA A-26199, by original designation. Type locality: "Finca El Faro, S slope Volcán Santa María, 4.0 km N El Palmar, 875 m, Quezaltenango, Guatemala. This site lies in Premontane Wet Forest at about 14° 40′ 30″ N, 91° 35′ W."

Craugastor rupiniusCrawford 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 rupinusLiner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 11. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Cliffy Stream Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 11).


Pacific drainages of southeastern Chiapas, Mexico, where it occurs on the Pacific versant in the vicinity of Escuintla, southeastward through southern Guatemala and intervening Honduras to eastern El Salvador, 400–1760 m elevation.


In the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group according to the original publication. Köhler, Vesely, and Greenbaum, 2005 "2006", Amph. Rept. El Salvador: 54–56, provided an account (as Eleutherodactylus rupinius and for El Salvador) and a color photograph. In the Craugastor punctariolus species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 42, 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. Townsend, Firneno, Escoto, Flores-Girón, Medina-Flores, and Oyuela, 2015, Alytes, 32: 55–58, reported the species from the Honduran side of Cerro Montecristo. 

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