Craugastor anciano (Savage, McCranie, and Wilson, 1988)

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

Eleutherodactylus anciano Savage, McCranie, and Wilson, 1988, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 87: 50-56. Holotype: KU 208999, by original designation. Type locality: "El Chagüitón (14° 30′ N, 88° 48′ W), elevation 1830 m, 18.8 km SE Corquín, Cordillera, [sic] de Celaque, Departamento de Ocotepque, Honduras".

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) ancianoLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220.

Craugastor ancianoCrawford 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) ancianoHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

Corquin Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 72).


Atlantic versant near the continental divide in the Cordillera de Celaque in the Departamento de Olancho and Departamento de Colón, central Honduras, 1400–1900 m elevation.


In the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group according to the original publication and in the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rugulosus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220. See accounts by Campbell and Savage, 2000, Herpetol. Monogr., 14: 258–263, Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226 (who included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group), and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 346–352. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. 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. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 298. 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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