Miles' Robber Frog

The Miles' Robber Frog is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Craugastor milesi—also called the miles' robber frog—was considered "locally abundant" in Honduras until the 1980s, when attempts to find the frog proved unsuccessful. More

An adult male miles' robber frog rediscovered in June 2008 in a Honduran rain forest sits on a leaf. The species was thought to have been driven to extinction by a lethal fungus in the 1980s. More

Kolby suspects that a population of miles' robber frogs was already immune to the infection before it struck. Or perhaps the resistance later developed in individuals that had survived the initial outbreak of the fungus. "It's kind of hard to say at this point," Kolby said. More

The Miles' Robber Frog was thought to have been extinct for 20 years, which was thought to have been wiped out by a fatal fungus called "Bd" that swept through the population in the 1980s. More

The Miles' Robber frog, a species native to Honduras, has also been upgraded from "extinct" to "critically endangered." IUCN declared the frog extinct in 2004, but last year scientists rediscovered an individual in Cusuco National Park. Ben Block is a staff writer with the Worldwatch Institute. More

called the miles' robber frog— was considered "locally abundant" in Honduras until the 1980s, when it mysteriously vanished for 20 years until Jonathan Kolby discovered a specimen this past June within Cusuco National Park. Read Full Story at news.nationalgeographic. More

Craugastor milesi-also called the miles' robber frog-was considered "locally abundant" in ... More

Order : Anura
Family : Craugastoridae
Genus : Craugastor
Species : milesi
Authority : (Schmidt, 1933)