Craugastor aurilegulus

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Honduras


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Sierra Nombre de Dios, the Montaña La Muralla, and the Montaña Texiguat, in the departments of Atlántida, Colón, Yoro and Olancho in north-central Honduras, at 50-1,550m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the ground, along small and medium-sized streams in lowland moist forest, and premontane and lower montane wet forest. It does not tend to survive in degraded habitats. It is a species that breeds by direct development.


The lowland populations appear to be common, but higher elevation populations are severely reduced above 900m asl. However, a recent study found lowland (120 m) frogs strongly infected with chytrid fungus (Puschendorf et al., 2006).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats include deforestation as a result of agricultural and livestock encroachment, human settlements, logging, fires and landslides. In addition, chytrid infection has recently been reported for a lowland population (Puschendorf et al., 2006).

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Pico Bonito and Parque Nacional Texiguat. Further research is necessary to establish the cause of declines at high elevations, particularly to ascertain whether chytrid is a threat.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less that 5,000km2, and its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and the extent of its forest habitat, and the number of mature individuals, in northern and north-central Honduras is declining.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).


Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie 2010. Craugastor aurilegulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56442A11479043. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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