This species occurs in the Sierra Madre Occidental from southern Durango and the Sierra Madre Oriental from southwestern Tamaulipas southward to the Cordillera Volcánica and the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero, Mexico. It is found at elevations of about 910-2,900 m asl (Stebbins, 1985).
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in mesquite-grassland, scrub forests and pine-oak forest. It has been recorded in bromeliads on pine trees (Duellman, 2001). It breeds in shallow pools, ponds, and slow moving streams. Egg masses are laid in loose clumps attached to vegetation in shallow water.
There are numerous secure populations of this species.
There are no known threats to this species.
The range of this species includes numerous protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Until recently, Hyla wrightorum was regarded as a synonym of Hyla eximia, but Duellman (2001) recognized H. wrightorum as a distinct species.
The genus Dryophytes was resurrected from synonymy under Hyla by Duellman et al. (2016) and this species was transferred from Hyla to Dryophytes.
Canseco-Márquez, L. & Hammerson, G.A. 2017. Dryophytes eximius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55478A112713562. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T55478A112713562.en