This species is known only from the type locality at San Vicente Lachixio, Sola de Vega District, in south-central Oaxaca, Mexico, at 2,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits dry pine-oak forest, and presumably breeds in streams.
Only one specimen has ever been collected of this species, which is thought to be rare.
The main threat to this species is logging of the area by local people.
Its range does not include any protected areas, so the protection of the unique habitat of this species is recommended, especially since several other threatened species are also found in this area.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Plectrohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Plectrohyla labedactyla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55527A11326277. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55527A11326277.en