Craugastor anciano (Savage, McCranie and Wilson, 1988)

Corquin robber frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eleutherodactylus anciano Savage, McCranie and Wilson, 1988


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Honduras (western)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Savage, J.M., McCranie, J.R. and Wilson, L.D. (1988). New upland stream frogs of the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Honduras. Bulletin Southern California Academy of Sciences 1988: 50-56.


Other references:

Blaustein, A.R., Walls, S.C., Bancroft, B.A., Lawler, J.J., Searle, C.L. and Gervasi, S.S. 2010. Direct and indirect effects of climate change on amphibian populations. Diversity 2(2): 281-313.

Campbell, J.A. and Savage, J.M. 2000. Taxonomic reconsideration of Middle American frogs of the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group (Anura: Leptodactylidae): A reconnaissance of subtle nuances among frogs. Herpetological Monographs 14: 186-292.

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.

Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie. (2004). Craugastor anciano. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 13 February 2013.

Foden, W.B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Vié, J.-C., Akçakaya, H.R., Angulo, A., DeVantier, L.M., Gutsche, A., Turak, E., Cao, L., Donner, S.D., Katariya, V., Bernard, R., Holland, R.A., Hughes, A.F., O'Hanlon, S.E., Garnett, S.T., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. and Mace, G.M. 2013. Identifying the world's most climate change vulnerable species: A systematic trait-based assessment of all birds, amphibians and corals. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65427.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2019. Craugastor anciano. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T56413A54365740. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Lyra, A., Imbach, P., Rodriguez, D., Chou, S.C., Georgiou, S. and Garofolo, L. 2017. Projections of climate change impacts on central America tropical rainforest. Climatic Change 141(1): 93-105.

McCranie, J.R. and Castañeda, F.E. 2007. Guía de Campo de los Anfibios de Honduras. Bibliomania, Salt Lake City.

McCranie, J.R. and Wilson, L.D. 2002. The Amphibians of Honduras. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York, USA.

McCranie, J.R., Valdes Orellana, L. and Himes, J.G. 2010. Rediscovery of two Honduran endemic streamside frogs, Craugastor emleni (Dunn) and Craugastor stadelmani (Schmidt). Froglog.

Neate‐Clegg, M.H., Jones, S.E., Burdekin, O., Jocque, M. and Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. 2018. Elevational changes in the avian community of a Mesoamerican cloud forest park. Biotropica 50(5): 805-815.

Pounds, J.A., Bustamante, M.R., Coloma, L.A., Consuegra, J.A., Fogden, M.P.L., Foster, P.N., La Marca, E., Masters, K.L., Merino-Viteri, A., Puschendorf, R., Ron, S.R., Sánchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Still, C.J. and Young, B.E. 2006. Widespread amphibian extinctions from epidemic disease driven by global warming. Nature 439: 161-167.

Wicaksono, C.Y., Aguirre‐Guiterrez, J., Nouhra, E., Pastor, N., Raes, N., Pacheco, S. and Geml, J. 2017. Contracting montane cloud forests: a case study of the Andean alder (Alnus acuminata) and associated fungi in the Yungas. Biotropica 49(2): 141-152.

Wilson, Larry David and McCranie, James R. (2003). Herpetofaunal Indicator Species as Measures of Environmental Stability in Honduras. Carribean Journal of Science 39(1): 50-67.

Wilson, Larry David and McCranie, James R. (2004). The conservation status of the herpetofauna of Honduras. Amphib Reptile Conserv. 3(1): 6-33.


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