Sierra de Santa Cruz (Guatemala)

The Sierra de Santa Cruz is a small mountain range in eastern Guatemala. It is situated north of Lake Izabal, in the department of Izabal. The mountain range has a south-west to north-east orientation, and is approximately 55 km long and 13 km wide.[1] Its highest peaks have an altitude of approximately 1100 m (15°40′52″N 89°19′37″W / 15.68122°N 89.32692°W / 15.68122; -89.32692).

Sierra de Santa Cruz
Highest point
Elevation1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Coordinates15°40′52″N 89°19′37″W / 15.68111°N 89.32694°W / 15.68111; -89.32694Coordinates: 15°40′52″N 89°19′37″W / 15.68111°N 89.32694°W / 15.68111; -89.32694
Length55 km (34 mi) south-west to north-east
Width13 km (8.1 mi)
Age of rockMesozoic (Cretaceous)


Frog Craugastor trachydermus is only known from the Sierra de Santa Cruz.[2] It is critically endangered.[3]

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  1. ^ Williams, M. Dean (1975). "Emplacement of Sierra de Santa Cruz, Eastern Guatemala: Geologic Notes". AAPG Bulletin. 59. doi:10.1306/83D91F65-16C7-11D7-8645000102C1865D.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Craugastor trachydermus (Campbell, 1994)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ Acevedo, M.; Smith, E. (2004). "Craugastor trachydermus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T57013A11566771. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57013A11566771.en.