This species is found in southwestern Chiapas at the Sierra Madre del Sur and central Plateau of Chiapas, Mexico to southern Guatemala, at elevations of 1,000-3,200m asl. The Mexican and Guatemalan distributions are likely to be contiguous.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits only the highlands of southwestern Chiapas and Guatemala that are covered by coniferous forest. It is sometimes possible to find individuals in populated areas. It can occur in heavily disturbed, treeless areas. It breeds in temporary ponds.
It is common in Guatemala, and common where it occurs in Chiapas, Mexico.
It is possibly threatened by water pollution, but this is not considered a major threat at present.
It does not occur in protected areas, but it tolerates severe habitat alteration.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Manuel Acevedo, Antonio Muñoz Alonso 2004. Incilius bocourti. In: IUCN 2014