Craugastor is a large genus of frogs in the family Craugastoridae.[1][2][3] It has over 110 species.[3] Its scientific names means brittle-belly, from the Ancient Greek krauros (κραῦρος, brittle, dry) and gastēr (γαστήρ, belly, stomach).[4]

Craugastor longirostris.jpg
Craugastor longirostris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Subfamily: Craugastorinae
Genus: Craugastor
Cope, 1862
Type species
Hylodes fitzingeri
Schmidt, 1857
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  • Microbatrachylus Taylor, 1940 "1939"
  • Hylactophryne Lynch, 1968
  • Campbellius Hedges, Duellman & Heinicke, 2008


The following species are recognised in the genus Craugastor:[3]


  1. ^ Hedges, S. B.; Duellman, W. E. & Heinicke, M. P. (2008). "New World direct-developing frogs (Anura: Terrarana): Molecular phylogeny, classification, biogeography, and conservation" (PDF). Zootaxa (1737): 1–182. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Craugastoridae. in: AmphibiaWeb - Information on Amphibian Biology and Conservation". University of California, Berkeley, CA. Archived from the original on 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2010-07-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Craugastor Cope, 1862". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Dodd, C. Kenneth (2013). Frogs of the United States and Canada. 1. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-4214-0633-6.