This species is known from scattered localities in western Mexico in the states of Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco and Michoacan. Its range is not well known, and its altitudinal limits are unclear.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no direct information on the habitat and ecology of this species, although it is likely to be associated with semi-deciduous forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It has not been recorded from any protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). It is currently under taxonomic revision.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Craugastor occidentalis. In: IUCN 2014