Craugastor mexicanus (Brocchi, 1877)

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

Leiuperus mexicanus Brocchi, 1877, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 1: 184. Holotype: MNHNP 6318, according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 108; Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 31. Type locality: "Mexique". Restricted to "San Felipe, Cerro (15 kilometers northeast of Oaxaca)", Oaxaca, Mexico, by Smith and Taylor, 1950, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 339.

Paludicola ? mexicanaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 237.

Paludicola mexicanaNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 513.

Pleurodema mexicanaParker, 1927, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 20: 475.

Microbatrachylus oaxacae Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 504-507. Holotype: EHT-HMS 18197, by original designation; now FMNH 100001, according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 58. Type locality: "on Cerro San Felipe, near Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico". Synonymy by Lynch, 1970, Herpetologica, 26: 176.

Microbatrachylus lineatissimus Taylor, 1941, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 54: 87. Holotype: EHT-HMS 24289, by original designation; now FMNH 100036 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 58. Type locality: "Cerro San Felipe, near Oaxaca, Oaxaca; elevation between 7,000 and 8,000 ft.", Mexico. Synonymy by Lynch, 1970, Herpetologica, 26: 172-180.

Microbatrachylus fuscatus Davis and Dixon, 1957, Herpetologica, 13: 146. Holotype: TCWC 12171, by original designation. Type locality: "20 miles east of Tulancingo, 7300 ft., Hidalgo, Mexico". Synonymy by Lynch, 1965, Nat. Hist. Misc., 182: 5.

Eleutherodactylus mexicanus fuscatusLynch, 1965, Nat. Hist. Misc., 182: 5.

Eleutherodactylus oaxacaeLynch, 1965, Nat. Hist. Misc., 182: 3.

Eleutherodactylus lineatissimusLynch, 1965, Nat. Hist. Misc., 182: 3.

Eleutherodactylus mexicanusGorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 86; Gorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 54.

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

Craugastor mexicanusCrawford 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) mexicanusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 39.

English Names

Mexican Robber Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 10).

Omilteme Robber Frog (Eleutherodactylus omiltemanus [no longer recognized]; Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 21; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79).

Distribution

Highlands of Oaxaca, Puebla, and adjacent Hidalgo and Veracruz, Mexico.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) rhodopis group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. See discussion by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 133–135. In the Craugastor (Craugastormexicanus species series of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. 

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