This species is known only from central and eastern Guatemala, and adjacent southern Belize, at 150-1,170m asl. It might occur in Honduras, but has not yet been recorded.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits undisturbed lowland and premontane moist and wet forests, and is often found far from streams. It is sometimes found in limestone outcrops and caves. It presumably breeds by direct development and is not dependent on water for breeding.
It is rarely encountered, but is sometimes locally common.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture and logging.
It occurs in the Columbia River Forest Reserve, and possibly in the Bladen Nature Preserve and the Chiquipul Forest Reserve, in Belize. It has not been recorded from any protected areas in Guatemala, but might occur in Parque Nacional Río Dulce.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Julian Lee, Paul Walker, Manuel Acevedo 2004. Craugastor psephosypharus. In: IUCN 2014