This recently described species is currently known only from Municipio de Bonita, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, where it has been collected at 300m asl. The limits of its distribution are not known, and it is expected to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits dense gallery forest in the Cerrado savannah. Animals have been found close to streams and waterfalls, and this species breeds in small pools in slow-flowing streams. It might also occur in pastureland, although this requires verification.
This is a seasonally abundant species.
The threats to this species are not known.
It is not known if it is present in any protected areas.
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, threats and ecological requirements.
Ulisses Caramaschi 2004. Rhinella scitula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54756A11200283. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54756A11200283.en