Phasmahyla timbo
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae
Species Description: Cruz CAG, Napoli MF, Fonseca PM 2008 A new species of Phasmahyla Cruz, 1990 (Anura: Hylidae) from the state of Bahia, Brazil. S Am J Herpetol 3: 187-195.
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

Currently, this species is known only from Serra do Timbó, Municipality of Amargosa, state of Bahia, Brazil, where it has been recorded from 800-900 m asl (Cruz et al. 2008). It is not known whether the species is just confined to the area of the type locality.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits tropical semi-deciduous forests. Individuals have been found near a forest stream, 1.7‑2.0 m from the ground (Cruz et al. 2008). Reproduction is by larval development and tadpoles complete their development in streams.


No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The forests of Serra do Timbó are currently threatened by deforestation for the development of banana and cacao plantations, pastures, and selective logging of species of commercial interest. In addition, the springs that arise in Serra do Timbó and support the water supply of the municipalities of Amargosa, Ubaíra, Matuípe, and Jiquiriçá are also threatened (Cruz et al. 2008).

Conservation Actions

There is a conservation movement that seeks to protect the natural resources and habitats within the Serra do Timbó. The Timbó Project is being developed by the Centro Sapucaia, Núcleo Mata Atlântica (Ministério Público), and the municipal government of Amargosa, and includes the creation of a conservation unit with 674 ha of tropical semi-deciduous forest (Cruz et al. 2008).

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. If this species is shown to be confined to the Serra do Timbó, then it almost certainly will require uplisting to a threatened category.


Angulo, A. 2009. Phasmahyla timbo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158478A5201195. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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