Craugastor rupinius

Craugastor rupinius

Craugastor rupinius

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Craugastor rupinius

Craugastor rupinius is a species of frogs in the family Craugastoridae. It is found in the southeastern Mexico (Chiapas), southern Guatemala, El Salvador, and western Honduras. Common name cliffy stream frog has been coined for it.

Animal name origin

The specific name rupinius is from Latin rupina, meaning "rocky chasm", in reference to the rocky stream environments this species inhabits.

Appearance

Adult males grow to 40 mm (1.6 in) and females to 72 mm (2.8 in) in snout–vent length. The upper eyelids have a few scattered, large tubercles. The canthus rostralis is moderately sharp and tympanum is distinct; supratympanic fold is moderately developed. Dorsal skin is rugose with scattered large tubercles. The coloration of the dorsum varies: various shades of brown, yellow-brown, reddish brown, or live-brown are all recorded. Some females show a whitish or pale yellow vertebral line or stripe. Most individuals have a black interorbital line. Some individuals have dark limb bars. The iris is gold or copper-colored.

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References

1. Craugastor rupinius Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craugastor_rupinius
2. Craugastor rupinius on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/56937/53967267

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