This species can be found in the southern Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica and western Panama, at elevations of 1,000-1,873 m asl (Savage 2002). Its range, taken as a proxy for extent of occurrence (EOO), is estimated at 3,520 km
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits humid premontane forest. Little is known about the species’ biology, but it is presumed to breed by direct development.
It is generally a rare species. In Costa Rica, there is no information on this species after it was collected in the 19
The main threat is general habitat loss primarily due to agriculture, ranching, and logging in parts of its range in Panama.
The species has been recorded from the protected areas of Parque Internacional La Amistad and the Reserva Forestal Fortuna. Further research is needed into current threats, the range, and natural history of this species.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). The rediscovery of this species in 1976 showed it to be a largely montane frog, occupying an apparently small range in the borderland of Costa Rica and Panama (Savage and Myers 2002).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group & NatureServe 2014. Craugastor gulosus. In: IUCN 2014