This recently described species is known only from the type locality of "Río Aloapan, 16.1km (by road) west of Jalapa de Díaz (18° 01' 12''N; 96° 39' 36''W), Oaxaca, Mexico" (Campbell and Duellman 2000). The specimens were collected at 405m asl. The limits of its distribution are not known.
Habitat and Ecology
The only known specimens were collected on low vegetation at the edge of the Río Aloapan in lower montane rainforest. This species is presumed to be dependent on water for breeding and to have a larval development breeding strategy.
There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from the initial collection.
Its habitat is under threat from small-scale farming and wood extraction.
It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Exerodonta (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera 2004. Exerodonta abdivita. In: IUCN 2014