Craugastor underwoodi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Craugastor underwoodi
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1896)
Eleutherodactylus underwoodi (Boulenger, 1896)
Hylodes underwoodi Boulenger, 1896
Microbatrachylus underwoodi (Boulenger, 1896)
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).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2014-06-20
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Hobin, L.
Contributor(s): Pounds, J., Wetterau, A., Gratwicke, B., Jaramillo, C., Bolaños, F., Solís, F., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Fuenmayor, Q. & Ibáñez, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Wetterau, A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2008 Least Concern (LC)
2004 Least Concern (LC)

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 in Costa Rica up to western Panama; also marginally in lower montane belt, at elevations of 920-1,590 m asl (Savage 2002).
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Panama
Lower elevation limit (metres): 920
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1590
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Population [top]

Population: The species was present on the upper slopes of Monteverde, Costa Rica, between 1990 and 1994 (Pounds et al. 1997). In Costa Rica it is a common species (Pounds et al. 1997, Savage 2002), and believed to be very abundant and stable (G. Chaves pers. comm. 2015). Because of the difficulty in identifying it, there are no good population data.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: 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: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2015. Craugastor underwoodi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T57022A54351959. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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