This species occurs in the Sierra Madre Oriental, from central Veracruz and south-east Puebla, southward to Oaxaca, the Valley of Oaxaca and the mountains south of the valley, in Mexico. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lowlands around the valley of Oaxaca where, for part of the year, it can congregate in flooded grassy fields or in the pine-oak and pine forests at higher altitudes. It requires the presence of bromeliads for refuge in the dry season. This species breeds in seasonal pools and streams.
It is a common species.
At higher altitudes, forested areas are affected by infrastructure development for human settlement, which is degrading the habitat of this species.
Its range does not include any protected areas.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and its habitat is in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
The genus Dryophytes was resurrected from synonymy under Hyla by Duellman et al. (2016) and this species was transferred from Hyla to Dryophytes.
Santos-Barrera, G. & Canseco-Márquez, L. 2017. Dryophytes euphorbiaceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55476A112713376. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T55476A112713376.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018