Craugastor gulosus (Cope, 1875)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eleutherodactylus gulosus (Cope, 1875); Hylodes gulosus (Cope, 1875); Lithodytes gulosus Cope, 1875


Conservation Status


Last record: 1976 (1980's?)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


One of numerous species thought extinct for a second time after having been first recorded in 1875 and then rediscovered in 1976 (Scheffers et al., 2011).



Costa Rica and Panama


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cope, E. D. (1875 "1876"). On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Series 2, 8: 93-154.

Other references:

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group & NatureServe. (2014). Craugastor gulosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ( Downloaded on 09 July 2014.

Leenders, T. (2016). Amphibians of Costa Rica. A Field Guide. A Zona Tropical Publication.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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