Craugastor matudai (Taylor, 1941)

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

English Names

Matuda's Robber Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).

Matuda's Stream Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 10).

Distribution

Lower montane zone (1500–2000 m) on the Pacific versant, from Cerro Ovando, southwestern Chiapas (Mexico) to Aldea Fraternidad, central Guatemala.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) milesi group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. See account by Savage, 1975, Copeia, 1975: 284–285, who suggested that the nearest relative of this species is Eleutherodactylus milesi. In the Eleutherodactylus milesi group of Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 1–57. Campbell, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 398–411, disputed this allocation. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 305. 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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