IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Native Range

Craugastor talamancae is currently known from the Atlantic versant of Mesoamerica in eastern Nicaragua through the lower elevation moist forests to the south through Costa Rica, and on the Pacific coast in the lowland moist forests, the low elevation Panamanian dry forests and coastal mangroves. Most distribution maps illustrate occurrence across the Continental Divide of Panama, but the population is more likely disjunctive, since that montane area is generally considered higher than the altitudinal niche of this species. The estimated elevation bracket of taxon occurrence lies between 15 and 646 meters above mean sea level. (Savage. 2002)

This frog is considered terrestrial in habit, dwelling in the humid lowland forests, dry forests and mangroves on both the Pacific and Atlantic sides of central Mesoamerica.

The climate within the modest elevations of this taxon is warm, with an average annual temperature of about 15 to 22 degrees Celsius. Annual rainfall is around 1500 to 5000 millimeters, with the higher precipitation levels occurring on the Caribbean side of the species distribution.


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