Craugastor silvicola

Subgenus: Hylactophryne
family: Craugastoridae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Zanatepec, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in southern Oaxaca, Mexico, at 1,450-1,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits pine-oak forest and breeds by direct development.


It is a very rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat disturbance and degradation due to logging and the creation of agricultural land. The area where this species occurs is still relatively undisturbed, due to the lack of roads and towns; however, logging is expected to increase in the next few years.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and there is an urgent need for protection of montane pine-oak forest habitat in this part of the state of Oaxaca. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Craugastor silvicola. In: IUCN 2014


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