This species is known from several locations around Cerro Potosi near Ojo de Agua, north-west to Galeana town, Nuevo Leon, north-eastern Mexico, above 3,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives terrestrially in pine and pine-fir forest, and its preferred microhabitats are under fallen logs and under bark. It can also live in somewhat disturbed habitat. Breeding is by direct development.
The most recent surveys indicate that this species is still present and abundant.
The habitat of this species is probably relatively secure, although it is at risk from logging.
This species is not known from any protected areas, although it is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Chiropterotriton priscus. In: IUCN 2014