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Craugastor jota Lynch 1980

Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1)
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Common name

Rio Changena Robber Frog

Identification

Adult

Species description based on Lynch (1980). A small frog with a broad head and short, sloping snout (Lynch 1980). The nostrils are noticeably prominent. Females reach lengths of 28.5 mm. No male specimens have been found; thus, the size of males is unknown.

Dorsal

Dorsal coloration is grayish brown or brown with some spotting. The dorsal surface is covered in very small warts.

Ventral

The belly is dark brown or black with bluish-white flecks, but the throat is orange or brownish-orange. The ventral surface is smooth.

Concealed surfaces

The flanks have light pinkish-tan markings. The rear and lower portions of the thighs are black.

Eye

Iris is bronze. A median red line separating the upper and lower halves is present.

Barcode

No published sequences.

Ecology behavior and evolution

Ecology

Most likely a leaf litter frog, since specimens were found on the ground (Lynch 1980).

Taxonomy and systematics

Taxonomy

Authority

Lynch 1980

Synonyms

Eleutherodactylus jota

Etymology

Spanish jota = J. Named in honor of Dr. Jay M. Savage.

Type locality

along the Río Changena, Provincia Bocas del Toro, Panamá, 830 m

Habitat and distribution

Countries

countries
This species is known only from one locality in Panama.

Bibliography

Crawford, AJ and EN Smith. 2005. Cenozoic biogeography and evolution in direct-developing frogs of Central America (Leptodactylidae: Eleutherodactylus) as inferred from a phylogenetic analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35: 536-555.

Hedges, SB, WE Duellman and MP Heinicke. 2008. New World direct-developing frogs (Anura: Terrarana): molecular phylogeny, classification, biogeography, and conservation. Zootaxa 1737: 1-182.

Ibáñez, R, F Solís, C Jaramillo, and S Rand. 2000. An overwiew of the herpetology of Panama. In: Johnson, JD, RG Webb, and OA Flores-Villela. Eds. Mesoamerican Herpetology: Systematics, Zoogeography and Conservation. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.

Lynch, JD and WE Duellman. 1997. Frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus in western Ecuador: Systematics, ecology, and biogeography. University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Special Publication 23: 1-236.

Lynch, JD. 1980. A new frog of the genus, Eleutherodactylus from western Panama. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 83(3): 101-105.