Phasmahyla spectabilis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae
Species Description: Cruz CA, Feio R, Nascimento L. 2008. A new species of Phasmahyla Cruz, 1990 (Anura: Hylidae) from the Atlantic Rain Forest of the States of Minas Gerais and Bahia, Brazil. Amphibia-Reptilia 29(3): 311-318.

© 2012 Mauro Teixeira Jr (1 of 1)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Municipality of Santa Maria do Salto, northeastern Minas Gerais, and from Municipalities of Jussari and Arataca, southern Bahia, Brazil. It can be found at about 800 m asl (Cruz et al. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

This species is associated with Atlantic Forest fragments. It presumably lays eggs on leaves above the water, with tadpoles later hatching and dropping into the water below.



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Conservation Actions

It occurs within a private protected area, Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural (RPPN) Serra do Teimoso. The other sites where the species is found are also included within targeted priority areas for biodiversity conservation, given that they house some of the last remaining forest fragments of Atlantic Forest in northeastern Minas Gerais (Cruz et al. 2008).


Angulo, A. 2009. Phasmahyla spectabilis. In: IUCN 2014


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