This species is found in western Mexico from southern Nayarit, northern Aguascalientes, and south through to Colima.
The type locality is at 1,158m asl, but the species in known to occur within an altitudinal range of 876-2,000m asl. It could be at a lower elevation in the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve (P. Ponce-Campos, pers. comm. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits tributaries of the Río Grande de Santiago, and the surrounding forest, and breeds in rivers and streams.
Its population status is unknown.
Its habitat is being impacted by livestock grazing.
Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve and Manantalán Biosphere Reserve are both within its range.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its Extent of Occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
Oscar Flores-Villela, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Paulino Ponce-Campos 2010. Lithobates psilonota. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T58701A11823683. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T58701A11823683.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019