This species is endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula, in east-central Yucatan and north-central Quintana Roo, Mexico. The type locality is 10 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 27,197 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is lowland tropical semi-deciduous and deciduous forest. It is both terrestrial and arboreal, and is sometimes found in caverns and cenotes. Breeding is by direct development.
It is rarely encountered, but is occasionally locally common. Due to ongoing declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
The major threats to this species is habitat loss and disturbance due to urbanization, fire and tourist activities, in particular along the Quintana Roo Mayan area.
A portion of this species' range is within Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which provides some protection. This species is protected by Mexican Law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Protection of the original forest in the Yucatan Peninsula is recommended.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 27,197 km2 and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat caused by expanding urbanization, fire and tourism activities; thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable under criterion B.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Craugastor yucatanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57063A53968530. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T57063A53968530.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019