Eleutherodactylus saxatilis

Subgenus: Syrrhophus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from north-western Durango and adjacent Sinaloa, from Revolcaderos Durango to El Palmito, Sinaloa, Mexico. The type locality is at about 1,830m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits mixed boreal-tropical forest; the original habitat was described by Webb (1962) as transitional pine-oak forest. It is restricted to rocky habitats such as crevices and boulders. Breeding is by direct development.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to logging and clear-cutting.

Conservation Actions

It has not been recorded from any protected areas, making the protection of remaining forest habitat in the range of this species a priority.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


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 Sinaloa, Mexico.


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Eleutherodactylus saxatilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56951A11559403. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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