Chiasmocleis mantiqueira is currently only known from the type locality, Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro (20 53’S, 42 31’W, 1227 masl), District of Careço, Municipality of Ervália, Minas Gerais state, Brazil (Cruz et al., 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
The species occurs in the Atlantic rainforest domain. Inidividuals were found after strong rains, at the edge of a temporary lake (Lagoa das Bromélias), with ca 250m2 of water surface. This lake is found within an epiphyte-rich forest (Cruz et al., 2007).
The type series is comprised of 15 specimens.
No major threats are known for this species.
The species occurs within Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro, which is a conservation unit managed by the Instituto Estadual de Florestas do Estado de Minas Gerais. It is an area that covers ca 13000ha (Cruz et al., 2007).
Chiasmocleis mantiqueira can be distinguished from other congeners by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (Cruz et al., 2007).
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Chiasmocleis mantiqueira. In: IUCN 2014