This species can be found in extreme southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), and Uruguay (Durazno, La Valleja, Maldonado, Rivera, Rocha, San Jose, and Treinta y Tres Departments), at an elevation of 0-500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in shrubland and is arboreal. It lays eggs on vegetation above standing water. The larvae develop in water and the tolerance to habitat disturbance is unknown.
It can be common in some parts of its range.
Possibly threatened by pet trade and conversion of native habitat to pastures.
Possibly occurs in Lagoa do Peixe National Park, but this is not confirmed. Creation of new protected areas and research actions needed.
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.
The Argentinian population might be Phyllomedusa tetraploidea (see Pombal and Haddad 1992).
Axel Kwet, Paulo Garcia, Débora Silvano, Jose Langone 2004. Phyllomedusa iheringii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55854A11381292. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55854A11381292.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018