Thoropa megatympanum
family: Cycloramphidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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

This species is known only from the Serra do Espinhaço and Serra do Caraça, in the state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in rocky, rupestrian open areas on wet rock walls near streams or water falls. The egg clutch is deposited in rock fissures. The tadpoles live on wet rock walls where water the water drains.


It is a common species is its relatively small range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is little information, but it is potentially affected by fire, and by disturbance resulting from tourism. In view of the declines observed in some of the species of Thoropa in southeastern Brazil, this species should be monitored for possible future population collapses, perhaps due to chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Serra do Cipó National Park, Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Santuário do Caraça and in some other protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was discussed as Thoropa sp. by Maxson and Heyer (1982). It is close to Thoropa miliaris according to the original description.


Ulisses Caramaschi, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Débora Silvano 2010. Thoropa megatympanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57370A11628013. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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