This species is known only from its type locality at Omiltemi in the Sierra Madre del Sur, central Guerrero, Mexico, at altitudes of 2,200-2,600 m asl. Its extent of occurrence is 670 km
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits pine, oak and pine-oak forests, and requires an abundance of leaf-litter on the ground. It breeds by direct development.
This is a rare species; the most recent collection was made in 2009 (L. Canseco, pers. comm. Red List Assessment workshop June 2014). The population trend is unknown.
Habitat loss and disturbance due to smallholder farming activities, livestock and removal of wood through logging and subsistence collection, is having a negative impact on the microhabitat of this species. It is presumed that this species could be affected by chytrid fungus.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Craugastor omiltemanus. In: IUCN 2014