Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil
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IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known to exist in Amazonian Brazil in Amazonas, Roraima, Para and Amapá states.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species living in rainforest. The extent to which it can adapt to secondary habitats is not known. Its breeding habits are unknown.
There is very little; the species was last seen in 1997, but very little work is being carried out within the range.
The threats to this species are not known, but it is possibly threatened by clear-cutting of forest for timber.
It occurs in several national parks and indigenous reserves.
This is a poorly circumscribed species in need of taxonomic review (M. Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Brasilotyphlus braziliensis. In: IUCN 2012