This species is known from north-eastern and western Querétaro, north-eastern Puebla and adjacent Veracruz, south to south-central Veracruz, in Mexico.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits montane forest, and breeding takes place in temporary streams.
It is not common.
Conversion of forest to agricultural land has resulted in the disappearance of the original habitat of this species. The mesic montane forest is one of the most heavily impacted environments in Mexico. Pollution from mining is also degrading the quality of the species' habitat.
The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and habitat preservation and restoration is required. It is listed as "Threatened" by the Mexican government.
This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Tlalocohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2010. Tlalocohyla godmani. In: IUCN 2014