This species can be found in the Yucatán peninsula, Mexico and southward to Guatemala and Belize. Also in Lago de Yojoa in northwestern Honduras (0-740m asl).
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in the lowlands of semi deciduous forests and savannahs with clearly seasonal rainfalls. In Guatemala this species occurs in subhumid habitats and savannahs. It avoids tall forest and also occurs in a variety of disturbed, anthropogenic habitats. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
This species has peripheral populations possibly in decline and other populations that are possibly increasing. It is still one of the most abundant frogs in the Yucatán. It is most abundant in areas that are the most disturbed in Mexico and it is common in Guatemala.
There are no major threats.
It occurs in many protected areas. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Julian Lee, Manuel Acevedo, Rogelio Cedeño Vázquez 2004. Triprion petasatus. In: IUCN 2014