Craugastor loki (Shannon and Werler, 1955)

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

Eleutherodactylus loki Shannon and Werler, 1955, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 58: 370. Holotype: Formerly F.A. Shannon 4748, now UIMNH 67057 according to Streicher, García-Vázquez, Ponce-Campos, Flores-Villela, Campbell, and Smith, 2014, Syst. Biodiversity, 12: 11. Type locality: "at an altitude of 3500 feet on Volcán San Martín", Veracruz, Mexico. Synonymy by Duellman, 1961, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 15: 18-23; Köhler, Vesely, and Greenbaum, 2005 "2006", Amph. Rept. El Salvador: 53–54; but see Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 130, who considered it distinct.

Eleutherodactylus sanmartinensis Shannon and Werler, 1955, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 58: 375. Holotype: formerly F.A. Shannon 4750 (now presumably in UIMNH). Type locality: "at an altitude of 3500 ft., near a water hole on Volcán San Martín, Veracruz", Mexico. Synonymy with Eleutherodactylus rhodopis by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 130; with Eleutherodactylus loki by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 142.

Craugastor lokiCrawford 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) lokiHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41.

English Names

Common Leaf-litter Frog (Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 55; Streicher, García-Vázquez, Ponce-Campos, Flores-Villela, Campbell, and Smith, 2014, Syst. Biodiversity, 12: 11).

Volcan San Martin Robber Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 10).

Distribution

Between 9 and 2100 m elevation from San Luis Potosi and Veracruz along the Caribbean lowlands of Mexico to Belize and northwestern Honduras; crossing the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and thence southeast along the Pacific versant of Chiapas and Guatemala to El Salvador.

Comment

See account by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 406–407, and In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rhodopis group according to Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 138-143. See accounts by Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 64-65, Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 55; and Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 70–71. In the Craugastor rhodopis species series, Craugastor rhodopis species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 41, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. Systematics reviewed by Streicher, García-Vázquez, Ponce-Campos, Flores-Villela, Campbell, and Smith, 2014, Syst. Biodiversity, 12: 1–22. 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. See comment by Solis, Wilson, and Townsend, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 125. 

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