This species is known from the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, southern Veracruz, Cerro Cangrejo, and from the northern slopes of the Sierra de Juarez in the vicinity of Vista Hermosa, northern Oaxaca, Mexico. It occurs up to 1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species that inhabits tropical rainforest and cloud forest habitats, and lives in moss mats. It can survive in somewhat disturbed forest, provided there is plenty of shade. It reproduces by direct development.
There is no information on its population status, possibly because it is very hard to find.
The major threat to the species is habitat loss due to subsistence agriculture, logging, and human settlement.
It occurs in the San Martin and Santa Marta National Parks. Further survey work is needed to determine the current population status of the species. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, James Hanken, Mario García-París 2008. Pseudoeurycea werleri. In: IUCN 2014