Craugastor escoces Savage, 1975:280

Heredia robber frog, Red-bellied frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eleutherodactylus escoces Savage, 1975:280


Conservation Status

Last record: 1986

Rediscovered on 19 September 2016

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Costa Rica


Biology & Ecology










Bolaños, F. and Chaves, G. (2004). Craugastor escoces. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 14 February 2013.

Crawford, A. J. and Smith, E. N. (2005). Cenozoic biogeography and evolution in direct-developing frogs of Central America (Leptodactylidae: Eleutherodactylus) as inferred from a phylogenetic analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 25: 536-555.

Jiménez, Randall and Alvarado, Gilbert. (2017). Craugastor escoces (Anura: Craugastoridae) reappears after 30 years: rediscovery of an “extinct” Neotropical frog. Amphibia-Reptilia 38(2): 257-259. [Abstract]


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