This species is endemic to the Cerrado of central Brazil, and is known from the states of Goiás, Tocantins, and Minas Gerais. It has been recorded from 500-1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in the leaf-litter of gallery forests and open areas in the Cerrado. It breeds in the leaf-litter and breeds by direct development. It does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging, agricultural pollution, fires and dam construction are major threats to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes several protected areas.
Dante Pavan, Ulisses Caramaschi, Débora Silvano 2004. Barycholos ternetzi. In: IUCN 2014