This Brazilian species is known from three localities in the southern part of the state of Bahia (Maracás, Planalto Baiano and Poções) and from one locality in the north-eastern part of the state of Minas Gerais (Salto da Divisa), where it occurs up to 960m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of the scrub transition zone between the Atlantic rainforest and the inland dry Caatinga savannah. It lives inside bromeliads in dry forest and open rocky areas, and most likely breeds in temporary ponds.
It is known from only six specimens and is probably rare.
There is no direct information on particular threats to it, but the localities from which it has been recorded are probably subject to habitat loss due to agricultural development, logging, livestock grazing, collection of bromeliads and human settlement.
It is not known from 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 and ecological requirements.
Débora Silvano, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Xenohyla eugenioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T29431A9496631. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T29431A9496631.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019