Synonyms. Eleutherodactylus augusti.
Fig. 1. A modern specimen of Craugastor augusti. Photograph courtesy of Carl Lieb.
The Barking Frog is considered rare in the region today, with only a few modern records from southeastern New Mexico. This may be as much a reflection of its secretive life style as actual restricted population size, however. It apparently spends much of its time in deep limestone crevices and other such protected places.
Applegarth (1979) summarized modern occurrences in southeastern New Mexico and reported remains from Dark Canyon Cave and two archaeological sites (one of which may have had Pleistocene material present).
Mid/Late Wisconsin: Dark Canyon Cave (Applegarth 1979).
Literature. Applegarth 1979.
Last Update: 3 Nov 2008