This species occurs along the Pacific coast of Mexico from southern Jalisco to Oaxaca. There are records from Jalisco, Guerrero, and Oaxaca. It probably has a reasonably wide altitudinal range, and the type locality is at 1,968m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits lowland dry tropical forest. It is commonly found in temporary ponds during the rainy season, and has a short breeding season.
This species is common. It is often collected along the Pacific coast of Mexico.
The small patches of cloud forest in this region are continuously being transformed to open cultivation areas reducing the habitat available to the species.
The range of this species includes Chamela Biosphere Reserve. Protection and restoration of the remaining isolated forest fragments is recommended. This species is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Dendropsophus sartori. In: IUCN 2014