This species is known from five localities at 1,985-3,080 m altitude in the mountains of the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, southern Mexico, namely: San Pedro Jocotipac; San Juán Bautista Coixtlahuaca; Tlaxiaco; highway San Andrés Chicahuaxtla-Tlaxiaco; and c. 27-30km southeast of Tlaxiaco. It has recently been recorded from Tepanco de López in Puebla (Juan Carlos Windfield Pérez pers. comm., 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known from oak forest and pine forest, most commonly the former. Individuals have been found at the base of dead agave, in leaf-litter, under logs and in holes in tree trunks, as well as under bricks in the garden of a house. It has also been found under trash in a vacant lot in the city of Tlaxiaco. One individual had a small centipede and a staphylinid beetle in its mouth. The species is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is no information available on the abundance of this species.
Habitat loss is progressing fast in this area, but does not appear to be a significant threat due to the species' tolerance of degraded habitat.
This species is not known from any protected areas.
David Wake, James Hanken, Juan Carlos Windfield Pérez 2008. Pseudoeurycea mixteca. In: IUCN 2014