Phyllodytes maculosus is known to occur in northeastern Minas Gerais and southern Bahia, specifically, in the Municipality of Bandeira (15 49’ S, 40 30’ W; 837 masl), state of Minas Gerais, and Municipality of Mascote (15 34’ S, 39 17’ W), state of Bahia, Brazil (Cruz et al., 2006).
Habitat and Ecology
The species is found in Atlantic rainforest.
No population status information is currently available.
No major threats are currently known for this species.
No conservation measures are currently 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 information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Phyllodytes maculosus is believed to be related to Phyllodytes kautskyi. It is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of colour patterns and morphological features (Cruz et al., 2006)
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Phyllodytes maculosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136147A4250426. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136147A4250426.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018