Brachycephalus ferruginus
family: Brachycephalidae
Species Description: Alves, A.C.R., L.F.Ribeiro, C.F.B. Haddad, and S.F. dos Reis. 2006. Two new species of Brachycephalus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from the Atlantic forest in Parana state, southern Brazil. Herpetologica v.62:221-233.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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

Brachycephalus ferruginus is known only from its type locality: Pico Marumbi (25 26' S; 48 55' W), municipality of Morretes, Parana state, southern Brazil, at an altitude 1200 masl (Alves et al., 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is an Atlantic forest inhabitant. It is found in leaf litter and is active by day. Adult males were always exposed on the litter when calling. A female was found to contain three large, unpigmented maturing oocytes. Direct development of terrestrial eggs was described for Brachycephalus ephippium and it is suspected that this may also be the case for B. ferruginus (Alves et al., 2006).


The species is locally abundant (Alves et al., 2006).

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Brachycephalus ferruginus can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological and colour features (Alves et al., 2006).


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Brachycephalus ferruginus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135912A4220152. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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