Tag Archives: Honduras

Omoadiphas cannula McCranie & Cruz-Díaz

Agalta Fossorial Snake (Omoadiphas cannula)

This species, placed in a small genus with three species that all are endemic to Honduras, was described in 2010; it is known from two specimens that had been collected in 1989 in the Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Agalta in eastern central Honduras.
The species reaches a length of only about 36 cm and appears to be semi-fossorial that means it may spend much time hidden in a burrow of some kind.

The type locality of this species has subsequently been converted into a coffee plantation and, having never been found since the type collection, it might well be already extinct now.


The photo below shows another one of the three known species in this genus, the Omoa Fossorial Snake (Omoadiphas aurula G. Köhler, Wilson & McCranie).


Omoa Fossorial Snake (Omoadiphas aurula)

Photo: Josue Ramos Galdamez


edited: 22.01.2024

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

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