This Mexican endemic is known from the south-western portion of the Mexican plateau, from Nayarit and Jalisco westward into Michoacán and the adjacent eastern state of Mexico.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in lowland deciduous seasonal forest and even in lowland dry mixed forests. It breeds by direct development.
There is no information on its population status, but it is believed to be declining.
The major threat is habitat loss and disturbance due to smallholder farming, logging, and human settlement.
There is a need for improved and expanded protection of the seasonal forest areas along Pacific coastal Mexico as well as the inland mixed forests. Further survey work is also necessary to determine the current population status of this species.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Mexico.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Craugastor hobartsmithi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56654A11514376. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56654A11514376.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019