This species is known from southern Sinaloa to southwestern Nayarit, Mexico. It occurs between 840 and 2,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits dry shrubland, tropical dry forest and pine forest. It breeds by direct development.
The species is common in southwestern Nayarit, although not so common in Jalisco (P. Ponce-Campos, pers. comm. 2008).
Disturbance and transformation of forest to agricultural land is a major threat.
The taxonomic status of this species requires revision. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, as well as the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic validity of this species is in question.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Paulino Ponce-Campos 2010. Eleutherodactylus teretistes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56999A11555913. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56999A11555913.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019