This species is known only from central and eastern Guatemala, and adjacent southern Belize, at 150-1,170m asl. It might occur in Honduras, but has not yet been recorded.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits undisturbed lowland and premontane moist and wet forests, and is often found far from streams. It is sometimes found in limestone outcrops and caves. It presumably breeds by direct development and is not dependent on water for breeding.
It is rarely encountered, but is sometimes locally common.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture and logging.
It occurs in the Columbia River Forest Reserve, and possibly in the Bladen Nature Preserve and the Chiquipul Forest Reserve, in Belize. It has not been recorded from any protected areas in Guatemala, but might occur in Parque Nacional Río Dulce.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Guatemala and Belize.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Julian Lee, Paul Walker, Manuel Acevedo 2004. Craugastor psephosypharus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56882A11536599. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56882A11536599.en .Downloaded on 21 February 2019