Craugastor gulosus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor gulosus
Species Authority: (Cope, 1875)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). The rediscovery of this species showed it to be a largely montane frog, occupying an apparently small range in the borderland of Costa Rica and Panama (Savage and Myers 2002).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-09
Assessor/s: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Brain Kubiki, Federico Bolaños
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Costa Rica and Panama.
2004 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found in the southern Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica and western Panama, at elevations of 1,000-1,873m asl (Savage, 2002).
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally a rare species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits humid premontane forest. Little is known about the species’ biology, but it is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is general habitat loss primarily due to agriculture and logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been recorded from the protected areas of Parque Internacional La Amistad and the Reserva Forestal Fortuna. Further research is needed into the range and breeding ecology of this species.
Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Brain Kubiki, Federico Bolaños 2010. Craugastor gulosus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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