Historically, this species ranged in a wide area in Michoacán, Mexico, but it is now restricted to north-western and central Michoacán at around 1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits pine-oak forest. It is clearly a terrestrial species that prefers to live under stones and on the ground. It breeds by direct development.
There is no information regarding the population status of this species.
The major threat is habitat loss due to logging and infrastructure development for human settlements.
It is not recorded from any protected areas, but might occur in Parque Nacional Pico de Tancitaro. There is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where the species is known to occur. Further survey work is also needed to determine the current population status of the species. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat and the number of locations in which it is found.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Eleutherodactylus angustidigitorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56419A11474237. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56419A11474237.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018