This species is found in Omiltemi, Mazatlan and the surrounding areas of Chilpancingo, in north-central Guerrero, Mexico. The type locality is at about 2,250m asl. It might occur a little more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits pine-oak forest and crops in the forest, and is commonly found under logs and rocks during the day. During the mating season males climb on rocks and bushes, and breeding is by direct development.
This is not a common species.
Disturbance and/or loss of the forests north of Chilpancingo are the main threat for this species since it is restricted to high-elevation forests in the Omiltemi area.
The Omiltemi Park is under protection by the local people, although it no longer has any formal protection status and is subject to increasing anthropogenic disturbance. There is a need to protect the montane forest habitat of this species. A new survey to evaluate the current status of the populations in Guerrero is required.
Red List Status
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 Guerrero, Mexico.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Eleutherodactylus dilatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56561A11497544. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56561A11497544.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018