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Brachycephalus ferruginus
family: Brachycephalidae
 
Species Description: Alves, A.C.R., L.F.Ribeiro, C.F.B. Haddad, and S.F. dos Reis. 2006. Two new species of Brachycephalus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from the Atlantic forest in Parana state, southern Brazil. Herpetologica v.62:221-233.

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

Brachycephalus ferruginus is known only from its type locality: Pico Marumbi (25 26' S; 48 55' W), municipality of Morretes, Parana state, southern Brazil, at an altitude 1200 masl (Alves et al., 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is an Atlantic forest inhabitant. It is found in leaf litter and is active by day. Adult males were always exposed on the litter when calling. A female was found to contain three large, unpigmented maturing oocytes. Direct development of terrestrial eggs was described for Brachycephalus ephippium and it is suspected that this may also be the case for B. ferruginus (Alves et al., 2006).

Population

The species is locally abundant (Alves et al., 2006).

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

Brachycephalus ferruginus can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological and colour features (Alves et al., 2006).

Citation

Ariadne Angulo 2008. Brachycephalus ferruginus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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