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Phyllomedusa megacephala
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae
 
Species Description: Faivovich et al., 2005 Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 294:1-240.

© 2010 Rubens H. Matsushita (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

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.

Population

It is known only from the holotype, so its population status is not known.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if it occurs in any protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

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).

Citation

Ariadne Angulo 2008. Phyllomedusa megacephala. In: IUCN 2014

 

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