This species is known only from the Serra do Cipó, in the state of Minas Gerais, in south-eastern Brazil. Its distribution is not well known, and it might occur more widely. It is found above 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on the ground in rocky fields, and probably does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance. It presumably breeds in water, although this has not been confirmed.
The population status of this species is unknown.
This species is possibly affected by fire, expanding human settlements, and disturbance resulting from tourism.
There is a protected area at the type locality, in which it might occur.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Ulisses Caramaschi, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Débora Silvano 2004. Physalaemus deimaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57251A11609332. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57251A11609332.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019