This species is known only from Pluma Hidalgo town, Sola de Vega, and close to Municipio Putla Villa de Guerrero all in south-western Oaxaca, Mexico, from 900-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It presumably originally lived in undisturbed forest, but all records have been from disturbed forest and coffee plantations, which might explain its present rarity. Reproduction is by direct development.
It appears to be a very rare species, with fewer than ten specimens known.
The heavy disturbance and transformation of the original habitat of this species for agricultural development, logging, and human settlement has probably led to its decline and possible disappearance.
Surveys are needed to confirm whether or not and where this species might survive in order to plan for its conservation. It is listed as "threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.
Red List Status
Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken 2008. Pseudoeurycea conanti. In: IUCN 2014