Craugastor chac (Savage, 1987)

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

Eleutherodactylus chac Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 31. Holotype: KU 186243, by original designation. Type locality: "12.6 km west of Santo Tomás, [Departamento] Izabal, Guatemala".

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) chacLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222.

Craugastor chacCrawford 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) chacHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 38.

English Names

Izabal Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 73).

Chac's Leaf-litter Frog (Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 52).

Chac's Rainfrog (Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 60; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 64).

Distribution

Lowland and premontane evergreen forests of the Atlantic versant at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula in Guatemala, Belize, and northwestern coastal Honduras, 20–1000 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group according to the original publication, which is part of Lynch's more inclusive Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri group. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) gollmeri group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222. See accounts by Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 59-60; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 52; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 64–65; and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 361–367 (who noted the difficulty of distinguishing in some cases this species from Eleutherodactylus rostralis). Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 226, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri series, Eleutherodactylus gollmeri group. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed 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. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 618–619. 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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