This species is known from just three localities from sea level up to 400m asl in coastal Bahia State, north-eastern Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
At São José da Vitória, this species was found in a hilly region of primary forest that had been selectively logged to be underplanted with cacao. Individuals were found in bromeliads grouped on trunks of large trees, at 6-8m above the ground. This species is presumed to breed by larval development in bromeliads, and is thus unlikely to be tolerant of habitat alteration.
There is no information available on its population status.
It is probably threatened by the pressures on the Atlantic forest in which it occurs. This region has been subject to substantial deforestation and fragmentation due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and for crops such as sugar cane, coffee, cacao and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture.
This species is not known from any protected areas, although it might occur within the Reserva Biológica de Una.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been removed from synonymy, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was removed from the synonymy of Phyllodytes luteolus by Caramaschi et al. (2004).
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2006. Phyllodytes wuchereri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61790A12546667. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61790A12546667.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018