Craugastor polyptychus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Craugastor polyptychus
Species Authority: (Cope, 1886)
Eleutherodactylus polyptychus (Cope, 1886)
Hylodes polyptychus Cope, 1886
Microbatrachylus polyptychus (Cope, 1886)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005). It has recently been separated from Eleutherodactylus bransfordii.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Bolaños, F., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Chaves, G., Savage, J. & Köhler, G.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chaves, G., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found in the humid lowlands of Atlantic slope southeastern Nicaragua, southeastern Costa Rica and adjacent northwestern Panama, at elevations of sea level-260m asl (Savage, 2002).
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
Upper elevation limit (metres): 260
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common to abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a terrestrial species of the leaf-litter in lowland moist and wet forests. This species also occurs in disturbed habitats and banana plantations. It has a direct development form of reproduction.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is generally threatened by habitat loss resulting from severe deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: While there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from several protected areas. There is a need to protect lowland forested areas close to the Caribbean coast.

Citation: Bolaños, F., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Chaves, G., Savage, J. & Köhler, G. 2008. Craugastor polyptychus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T56873A11547392. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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