This species can be found at the Mountains of central Arizona and south-eastward into west-central New Mexico; isolated population in Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, southern Arizona; ranges southward into Mexico in the Sierra Madre Occidental to southern Chihuahua (Duellman 2001) and perhaps to north of the Mexico City region, but the precise distribution in Mexico is unclear due to taxonomic uncertainties (Frost 2002, Crother et al. 2003). It occurs at about 910-2,900m asl (Stebbins 2003).
Habitat and Ecology
In the USA it is found in wet meadows, near shallow pools, ponds, and slow-moving streams, in oak-pine and ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests. It occurs on the ground or in shrubs and trees. It breeds in shallow pools, ponds, and slow moving streams. Egg masses are attached to vegetation just below the water (Behler and King 1979).
There are numerous secure populations of this species.
There are no known threats to this species.
The range of this species includes numerous protected areas.
Until recently, Hyla wrightorum was regarded to be a synonym of H. eximia, but Duellman (2001) recognized H. wrightorum as a distinct species. This treatment was adopted by Crother et al. (2003). The taxonomic status of the Mexican populations north of the Mexico City region is uncertain (Crother et al. 2003).
Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Hyla wrightorum. In: IUCN 2014