This species is known from Sergipe to São Paulo, in eastern Brazil, from sea level up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is mainly known from the Atlantic Forest edge. It occurs on vegetation near standing waterbodies. The egg clutch is deposited in leaf nests above the water, and when hatched the larvae fall in to the water below where they develop further. Reproductive activity in this species has been recorded in the months of December to February, potentially also occurring in November (Abrunhosa et al., 2006). It probably adapts well to moderate anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Mining and logging are major threats to the species' habitat.
Its range includes several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Rogério Bastos, Dante Pavan, Débora Silvano 2010. Phyllomedusa burmeisteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55844A11379667. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55844A11379667.en