Craugastor underwoodi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor underwoodi
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1896)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Alan Pounds, Federico Bolaños, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from humid premontane slopes of the Cordillera Central, Cordillera Costeña, Cordillera de Tilarán, and Cordillera de Talamanca up to western Panama; also marginally in lower montane belt, at elevations of 920-1,590m asl (Savage, 2002).
Costa Rica; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: It is described by Savage (2002) and Pounds et al. (1997) as a common species. Because of the difficulty in identifying it, there are no good population data.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A leaf-litter frog primarily of premontane wet forest, rainforest and marginally in lower montane wet forest. It may also be found in secondary forest, plantations (such as shaded coffee) and pastureland. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are currently no known threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Within Costa Rica the range of this species is protected by several national parks and a private reserve. In Panama it is present in a number of protected areas including Parque Internacional La Amistad and Reserva Forestal Fortuna.
Citation: Alan Pounds, Federico Bolaños, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Craugastor underwoodi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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