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.
No major threats are known for this species.
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T135878A107298562.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018