This species is known only from Serra do Espinhaço and Serra do Caraça, in the state of Minas Gerais, in south-eastern Brazil, where it is found above 800m asl. Its distribution is poorly known, and it might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species that is found in shrubland and grassland, which breeds in temporary puddles or swamps where it makes floating foam nests. It probably does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.
The population status of this species is unknown.
It is possibly affected by fire, expanding human settlements, and disturbance resulting from tourism.
This species might occur at the Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó. It is known to occur at Reserva Particular do
Patrimônio Natural Santuário do Caraça (Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007).
Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Guarino Colli, Débora Silvano 2010. Physalaemus evangelistai. In: IUCN 2013