Craugastor decoratus (Taylor, 1942)

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

Eleutherodactylus decoratus Taylor, 1942, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 28: 299. Holotype: EHT-HMS 28720, by original designation; now FMNH 100115 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 48. Type locality: "near Banderia [= Banderilla], 6 miles west of Jalapa, Veracruz", Mexico.

Eleutherodactylus hidalgoensis Taylor, 1942, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 28: 299. Holotype: EHT-HMS 28270, by original designation; now FMNH 100094, according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 48. Type locality: "about 4 miles north of Tianguistengo, Hidalgo", Mexico. Synonymy by Lynch, 1967, Trans. Illinois State Acad. Sci., 60: 299-304.

Eleutherodactylus decoratus decoratusLynch, 1967, Trans. Illinois State Acad. Sci., 60: 299-304.

Eleutherodactylus decoratus purpurus Lynch, 1967, Trans. Illinois State Acad. Sci., 60: 299-304. Holotype: UMMZ 102496, by original designation; this corrected by UMMZ 102946 by Kluge, 1983, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 166: 32. Type locality: "a cave near Rancho del Cielo, 5 km. NW Gomez Farias, Tamaulipas, México, 3500 feet elev."

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) decoratusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 317, by implication; Lynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154.

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) purpurusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. Unintended combination.

Craugastor decoratusCrawford 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 (Hylactophryne) decoratusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 45.

English Names

Adorned Robber Frog (Eleutherodactylus decoratus: Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 10).

Adorned Robber Frog (Eleutherodactylus decoratus decoratus: Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 10).

Purple Adorned Robber Frog (Eleutherodactylus decoratus purpurus: Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 10).

Distribution

Cloud forests of southern Tamaulipas, eastern San Luis Potosi, adjacent northern Queretaro, northern Hidalgo, and adjacent central Veracruz and northern Pueboa, Mexico.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus alfredi group, with two geographic races according to Lynch, 1967, Trans. Illinois State Acad. Sci., 60: 299-304. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) alfredi group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. In the Craugastor (Hylactophryne) bocourti species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 45. Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123, rejected species groups within the subgenus Hylactophryne. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 302. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 43-44, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

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