Craugastor taylori

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Craugastor taylori
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Genus: Craugastor
Species: C. taylori
Binomial name
Craugastor taylori
(Lynch, 1966)
Synonyms

Eleutherodactylus taylori
Lynch, 1966[2]

Craugastor taylori is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is endemic to Mexico and only known from its type locality near Rayón Mescalapa, Chiapas, in Southeast Mexico.[1][3] Its common name is Taylor's robber frog.[3] It is named in honour of Edward Harrison Taylor.[2]

Description[edit]

Craugastor taylori resembles Craugastor megalotympanum, which may be its closest relative. The holotype of Craugastor taylori, a male, measures 26 mm (1.0 in) in snout–vent length. Dorsum is smooth and pale cream in colour. Skin has some faint markings; limbs are banded. Tympanum is distinct and relatively large, ¾ of the eye diameter. Head is broader than long and snout is long.[2]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Its natural habitat is presumably montane forest.[1] The original description does not mention the specific habitat but refers to collections in cloud forests.[2] It is a protected species in Mexico.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Santos-Barrera, G. (2004). "Craugastor taylori". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T56996A11554821. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56996A11554821.en. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lynch, J. D. (1966). "A new species of Eleutherodactylus from Chiapas, Mexico (Amphibia: Leptodactylidae)". Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 69: 76–78. doi:10.2307/3627637. JSTOR 3627637. 
  3. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Craugastor taylori (Lynch, 1966)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 February 2015.