This species is known from the higher elevations of the Sierra Madre del Sur in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. The type collection was at approximately 2,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is presumed to be a montane forest species that breeds in temporary pools.
Its population status is unknown.
The threats to this species are not known, though it is likely to be impacted by logging and agricultural development.
It is not known if it occurs in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status and ecological requirements.
This species was removed from the synonymy of Hyla exima by Elioso León (2002).
The genus Dryophytes was resurrected from synonymy under Hyla by Duellman et al. (2016) and this species was transferred from Hyla to Dryophytes.
Canseco-Márquez, L. 2017. Dryophytes arboricola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55395A112711605. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T55395A112711605.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019