This species is known from the Atlantic slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental from central Nuevo Leon to central Veracruz, Mexico. Other allopatric populations occur in southern Veracruz, north-central Oaxaca and northern Chiapas, Mexico. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits cloud forest, and is frequently associated with bromeliads or elephant-ear plants. It can sometimes be found on the ground, in bushes, or on small plants. It is a stream-breeding amphibian.
This is a fairly common species.
A major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation arising from agricultural development and logging. Local people also consume it and it has been observed to be common in the local trade in Jalapa.
The range of this species includes at least three protected areas, but further protection of the cloud forest fragments in Mexico is needed.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Ecnomiohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005). This form is probably a complex of more than one species.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Ecnomiohyla miotympanum. In: IUCN 2014