This species occurs in east central Mexico, from southern San Luis Potosí and northernmost Querétaro southward through the eastern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula, as well as from northern Guatemala and Belize to northern Honduras, at 0-770m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits dry, moist, and wet forests, and is commonly found using bromeliads and banana plants as a refuge in the dry season. It tolerates significant levels of disturbance, and it breeds in temporary and permanent ponds.
This hylid species is one of the most abundant throughout its range. It is probably increasing due to forest destruction.
There are no known threats to this species.
There are no conservation measures needed for this species; the population is probably increasing due to deforestation. Its range includes several protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Tlalocohyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Julian Lee, Manuel Acevedo, Larry David Wilson 2010. Tlalocohyla picta. In: IUCN 2014