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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Pounds, J., Bolaños, F., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
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 up to western Panama; also marginally in lower montane belt, at elevations of 920-1,590m 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: 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.
Current Population Trend: Stable
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

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: Pounds, J., Bolaños, F., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q. 2008. Craugastor underwoodi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57022A11569013. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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