Bokermannohyla vulcaniae
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Vasconcelos & Giaretta 2004 (2003) Rev Espan Herp 17:21-27.

© 2008 Ariovaldo Giaretta (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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

Bokermannohyla vulcaniae is known only from the type locality: Morro do Ferro, municipality of Po├žos de Caldas, Minas Gerais state, Brazil (De Vasconcelos and Giaretta, 2003). It occurs at ca 1000 masl (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

The species can be found in gallery forests adjacent to streams (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm.). Specimens were found on leaves of bushes at approximately 1.5 m above the margin of slow moving streams in the forest. Aplastodiscus perviridis and Scinax ranki are species that occur in sympatry with B. vulcaniae (De Vasconcelos and Giaretta, 2003).


This is considered to be rare species (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm.).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation has been observed in the species' distribution area due to agricultural and mining activities (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions

No conservation areas or measures are currently known for this species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because of its restricted geographic distribution and because it occurs in an area that is impacted by agriculture and mining.

Taxonomic Notes

A member of the Hyla circumdata group according to the original publication. Bokermannohyla vulcaniae is diagnosed by a combination of morphological features and colour patterns (De Vasconcelos and Giaretta, 2003).


Ariovaldo A. Giaretta 2008. Bokermannohyla vulcaniae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135906A4219087. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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