Craugastor palenque


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor palenque
Species Authority: (Campbell and Savage, 2000)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). The two Guatemalan specimens assigned to this species might represent a new taxon.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Manuel Acevedo, Jay Savage
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found on the lower Caribbean slopes of northern Chiapas, Mexico, and adjacent Guatemala, where it is known from small tributaries that drain into the lower Río Grijalva, at altitudes of 300-350m asl.
Guatemala; Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the type series.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It can be found in premontane wet forest along small tributary streams in which it presumably breeds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to agricultural development is a major threat to this species, and water pollution represents an additional threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is protected in Parque Nacional Laguna Lachúa in Guatemala. It should be noted that some other species of Craugastor that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Citation: Manuel Acevedo, Jay Savage 2004. Craugastor palenque. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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