Phyllomedusa nordestina
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae
Species Description: Caramaschi U 2006 Redefinicao do grupo de Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis, com redescricao de P. megacephala (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926), revalidacao de P. azurea Cope, 1826 e descricao de uma nova especie (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae). Arquivos do Museu Nacional, 64: 159-179

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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

Phyllomedusa nordestina is distributed over northeastern Brazil, in the caatinga and adjacent regions, in the states of
Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Bahia and Minas Gerais (Caramaschi, 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is found in the ecoregion of Caatinga (dry shrubland).


No population status information is available.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are 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 information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis group according to the original publication. Phyllomedusa nordestina was distinguished from other similar species by a combination of colour patterns and morphological features (Caramaschi 2006). This species has since been transferred to the genus Pithecopus (Duellman et al. 2016).

This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.


Ariadne Angulo 2016. Pithecopus nordestinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T135878A107298562. .Downloaded on 15 November 2018


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