This species occurs in the Brazilian Cerrado from Maranhão to Minas Gerais states, in Brazil. It has been recorded from 200-1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on the ground in the Cerrado near waterbodies, where it also breeds. It does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a locally abundant species.
Agriculture, crops and livestock, dam construction and fires are major threats to the species' habitat.
Its range includes several protected areas.
Rogério Bastos, Dante Pavan, Débora Silvano 2004. Rhinella ocellata. In: IUCN 2014