This species is known only from Cerro Ovando and surrounding areas, in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico, at 1,200-1,900 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits montane cloud and mixed forests, and breeds by direct development.
The current population status is unknown.
The main threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation due, in particular, to logging.
The range of this species includes the Reserva de la Biósfera El Triunfo. Further survey work is necessary to evaluate the current population status of this species. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Chiapas, Mexico.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Craugastor montanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56948A11558766. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56948A11558766.en .Downloaded on 21 February 2019