Craugastor pozo

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the western foothills and highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, at 760-1,100m asl, in an area bordered by Cintalapa, Berriozabal and Presa Nezahualcoyotl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with wet forest areas, and inhabits the forest floor under leaf-litter among limestone boulders and limestone caves. It breeds by direct development.


This is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The primary threat to this species is reduction of original forest cover, since it occurs in an area of high human-induced disturbance, and its only known habitat covers a very small area.

Conservation Actions

Currently, the species is not known to occur in any protected area, and so protection of the only highland forest where this species is found is essential to ensure its persistence.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Gabriela Parra-Olea 2004. Craugastor pozo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56876A11535051. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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