Caramaschi (2006) indicates that the species is only known from the Municipality of Jaboticatubas, in the Serra do Cipó,
state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, associated to the Espinhaço mountain range.
Habitat and Ecology
It is believed to inhabit open areas and rocky Cerrado savannah on the tops of plateaus and mountain ranges. The egg clutch is presumably deposited on leaves above the water, and when hatched the larvae fall into a permanent stream below.
It is known only from the holotype, so its population status is not known.
The threats to this species are not known.
It is not known if it occurs in any protected areas.
This species was removed from the synonymy of Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis by Brandão (2002). Specimens associated with this name from the Serra do Cipó are not conspecific with the holotype (Brandão 2002). The species has been recently redescribed by Caramaschi (2006).
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Phyllomedusa megacephala. In: IUCN 2014