This species is known only from the western foothills and highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, at 760-1,100m asl, in an area bordered by Cintalapa, Berriozabal and Presa Nezahualcoyotl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with wet forest areas, and inhabits the forest floor under leaf-litter among limestone boulders and limestone caves. It breeds by direct development.
This is a rare species.
The primary threat to this species is reduction of original forest cover, since it occurs in an area of high human-induced disturbance, and its only known habitat covers a very small area.
Currently, the species is not known to occur in any protected area, and so protection of the only highland forest where this species is found is essential to ensure its persistence.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Gabriela Parra-Olea 2004. Craugastor pozo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56876A11535051. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56876A11535051.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019