This species is known only from Agua del Obispo, central Guerrero, Mexico.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits a small area of pine-oak forest at moderate elevations. Individuals are frequently found perched on the branches of trees from which they usually call. It breeds by direct development.
This is a rare species.
The primary threat is habitat loss and degradation, as the forested areas surrounding Agua del Obispo have been severely disturbed or transformed by human activities.
The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and an urgent programme of protection and restoration of the Agua del Obispo area is required. Further survey work to evaluate the population status of this species is also necessary. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Eleutherodactylus dixoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56566A11484851. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56566A11484851.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018