AmphibiaWeb - Brachycephalus margaritatus


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Brachycephalus margaritatus Pombal & Izecksohn, 2011
family: Brachycephalidae
genus: Brachycephalus
Species Description: Pombal Jr JP, Izecksohn E. 2011. Uma nova especie de Brachycephalus (Anura, Brachycephalidae) do estado do Rio de Janeiro. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (Sao Paulo) 51:443‑451.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN) - Provisional
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil


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Only known from the state of Rio de Janeiro in the municipalities of Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin and Petropolis.

Trends and Threats
This species has not yet been assessed by the IUCN Red List; however, Bornschein et al (2019) analyzed the Brachycephalus species using the IUCN Red List criteria with newer locality information and concluded this species should be listed as Endangered, based on its extremely small known range and ongoing habitat loss (criteria B1ab(i,iii)).


Bornschein, M. R., Pie, M. R., Teixeira, L. (2019). "Conservation status of Brachycephalus toadlets (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest.” Diversity, 11(150), 1-29. doi: 10.3390/d11090150 [link]

Originally submitted by: Michelle S. Koo (2022-07-24)
Distribution by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2022-07-24)
Trends and threats by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2022-07-24)

Edited by: Michelle S. Koo (2022-07-24)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2022 Brachycephalus margaritatus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 23, 2023.

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Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2023. <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 23 Sep 2023.

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