This species is known from north-western Durango and adjacent Sinaloa, from Revolcaderos Durango to El Palmito, Sinaloa, Mexico. The type locality is at about 1,830m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits mixed boreal-tropical forest; the original habitat was described by Webb (1962) as transitional pine-oak forest. It is restricted to rocky habitats such as crevices and boulders. Breeding is by direct development.
It is a rare species.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to logging and clear-cutting.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas, making the protection of remaining forest habitat in the range of this species a priority.
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 in Sinaloa, Mexico.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Eleutherodactylus saxatilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56951A11559403. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56951A11559403.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019