Craugastor augusti


Lithodytes latrans Cope, 1880
Hylodes augusti Dugès, 1879
Hylactophryne augusti Dugès, 1879
Eleutherodactylus augusti Dugès, 1879
Eleutherodactylus latrans Cope, 1880

Craugastor augusti is a species of frog in the Craugastoridae family found in Mexico and the southern United States It is known by various common names but most commonly as the barking frog also common robber frog, cliff frog The nominal species likely includes more than one species, sometimes described as subspecies such as the common barking frog Craugastor augusti augusti, western barking frog Craugastor augusti cactorum, and eastern barking frog Craugastor augusti latrans2 The epithet augusti is in honor of renowned French zoologist Auguste Duméril3

It is called the barking frog because its call sounds like the barking of a small dog, although vocalizations vary by area4 It is an abundant species in Mexico but apparently rare in the United States1 However, they are very difficult to detect unless they are calling, which only occurs during few nights after rains4

Descriptionedit

Adult Craugastor augusti measure 47–94 mm 19–37 in They have a characteristic fold of skin across the back of the head as well as well-developed tubercles on their feet Colouration is sexually dimorphic4

Habitat and life cycleedit

The natural habitats of Craugastor augusti are shrublands and deserts It is a terrestrial frog that hides under rocks, in caves, or crevices Eggs are laid in similar microhabitats and develop directly to small froglets, without freeliving tadpole stage1 They are known to live for up to seven years in the wild, at least, and 11 years in captivity5

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c Georgina Santos-Barrera; Geoffrey Hammerson; Paulino Ponce-Campos 2010 "Craugastor augusti" IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 20142 International Union for Conservation of Nature Retrieved 1 November 2014 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R 2014 "Craugastor augusti Dugès, 1879" Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference Version 60 American Museum of Natural History Retrieved 1 November 2014 
  3. ^ Ellin Beltz 2006 "Scientific and Common Names of the Reptiles and Amphibians of North America - Explained" Retrieved 1 November 2014 
  4. ^ a b c "Barking Frog Eleutherodactylus augusti" Tucson Herpetological Society 2003 Retrieved 1 November 2014 
  5. ^ "Craugastor augusti " AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation web application Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb 2014 Retrieved 1 November 2014 


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