This species is known from Cerro Ovando, south-western Chiapas, Mexico, and from one location in the Pacific versant at Aldea Fraternidad, northern Guatemala. It occurs from 1,500-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species inhabiting pine-oak forest at moderate elevations. It breeds by direct development.
This is a rare species.
At present, the pine-oak habitat in the only two locations where this species occurs is still intact. However, logging represents a potential threat.
The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and protection of the montane forests at Cerro Ovando is needed. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Craugastor matudai. In: IUCN 2014