Eleutherodactylus ranoides (Cope, 1886)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Craugastor ranoides  (Cope, 1886)


Conservation Status

Last record: 24 May 2003 (Puschendorf et al. 2005:53)

Since rediscovered



Costa Rica & Nicaragua


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cope, Edward Drinker. (1886). Thirteenth contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 23: 271-287.

Other references:

Goldberg, S. R. and Bursey, C. R. (2008). Helminths from 10 species of brachycephalid frogs (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from Costa Rica. Comparative Parasitology
75: 255-262.

Puschendorf, Robert, Chaves, Gerardo, Crawford, Andrew J. and Brooks, Daniel R. (2005). Eleutherodactylus ranoides (NCN): Dry forest population, refuge from decline? Herpetological Review 36(1): 53. [Text version]

Zumbado-Ulate, H. et al. (2011). Population status and natural history notes on the critically endangered stream-dwelling frog Craugastor ranoides (Craugastoridae) in a Costa Rican tropical dry forest. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6(3): 455-464.


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