Bokermannohyla saxicola
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2003 Lucas Grandinetti (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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

This species is known from Serra do Espinhaço, in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. It has been recorded from above 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on stones and rocks near permanent and temporary streams with running water in the Cerrado. The egg clutches are attached to the substrate and are well sheltered in rock crevices or under stones. Tadpoles are found only in permanent streams where males also call. It does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as fire, and the disturbance of the habitat by tourists is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Bokermannohyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It was removed from the synonymy of Bokermannohyla pseudopseudis by Pombal and Caramaschi (1995).


Paula Cabral Eterovick, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Débora Silvano 2004. Bokermannohyla saxicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55648A11347752. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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