This species is known from southeastern (Minas Gerais, Goiás, and Tocantíns), northern (Pará), and northeastern (Maranhão), Brazil. It has also been recorded from five localities in the eastern Bolivian mountain ranges. It has been recorded from 400-1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A diurnal species found in rock crevices at creek margins in rupestrian fields, within the vegetation on a forest waterfall and amidst leaf-litter. Eggs are laid on the litter and tadpoles are then carried by their parents to streams where they develop further. It does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a locally common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging, mining, fires and dam construction are major threats to the species’ habitat. It is in the international pet trade, but not at a level to constitute a threat to the species.
It occurs in several protected areas in Brazil and in Bolivia.
The Bolivian population is geographically separated from the main population in Brazil, and could be a distinct species.
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Rogério Bastos, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano 2004. Ameerega flavopicta. In: IUCN 2014