Tag Archives: Craugastoridae

Craugastor saltuarius (McCranie & Wilson)

Forest Robber Frog (Craugastor saltuarius)

The Forest Robber Frog was described in 1997, it was found at the southern slope of Cerro Búfalo in the Atlántida department of Honduras, it was apparently already rare when it was discovered.

The species was not found during recent searches in 1995 and 1996 and is feared to be extinct.


edited: 27.05.2019

Pristimantis albericoi (Lynch & Ruíz-Carranza)

Paraguas Rain Frog (Pristimantis albericoi)

The Paraguas Rain Frog was described in 1996 when it probably was already extinct, it is known only from a single site, a stream in Alto de Oso on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental in the Chocó Department of Colombia.

The species has not been recorded since 1986, despite several surveys, and is probably extinct.


edited: 27.05.2019

Craugastor olanchano (McCranie & Wilson)

Olancho Robber Frog (Craugastor olanchano)

The Olancho Robber Frog was described in 1999, it was found in wet premontane forest on the Atlantic versant of the northwestern part of the Olancho Department of northeastern Honduras.

The species was not found during field surveys that took place only two years after its description and it might already be extinct.


edited: 27.05.2019

Craugastor fecundus (McCranie & Wilson)

Fertile Robber Frog (Craugastor fecundus)

This species was described in 1997, it was found in Quebrada de Oro and Cerro Calentura in the Sierra Nombre de Dios in the Departments Atlantica resp. Colon in northern Honduras.

The species was originally found to be very abundant, but was not found during recent searches in 1996 and 1997 and is thus now feared to be extinct. However, there seem to have not been any additional searches for this species since that time, so there is still a chance that it might very well be rediscovered.


edited: 27.05.2019

Atopophrynus syntomopus Lynch & Ruíz-Carranza

Sonson Frog (Atopophrynus syntomopus)  

This species, a small reddish brown frog, was described in 1982, it is known only from three specimens.  

The Sonson Frog was found near Sonsón, a municipality in the Cordillera Central, in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia. The species inhabited wet rocks near a stream in primary forest at an elevation of about 2780 m, this locality, however, is now highly degraded due to guerilla activities.  

The Sonson Frog was never found again since its description and is very likely extinct.


edited: 18.09.2020