This species is known only from Tamualipas, San Luis Potosi, north-western Hidalgo, eastern Queretaro and Puebla, Mexico, at 2,000-2,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species inhabiting only pristine pine-oak forests. It breeds by direct development.
It generally an uncommon species.
Its forest habitat is under severe pressure from expanding agriculture, and from wood extraction.
It is possibly found in Parque Nacional Los Marmoles and the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra Gorda, and is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
The population of this salamander recorded from Sierra Gorda is likely to represent an undescribed species (Gabriela Parra-Olea pers. comm., 2007).
Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Chiropterotriton chondrostega. In: IUCN 2014