This species is known only from the Serra do Ibitipoca, at 1,200-1,680m asl in the state of Minas Gerais, south-eastern Brazil, although it might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in secondary forests and gallery forests (there being no primary forest left within its known range), living in leaf-litter or on stones near water. The eggs are deposited in foam nests in wide pools in temporary streams.
It is not very common.
The only known site where this species occurs is well protected, so its main threats are habitat damage due to fire and the effects of tourism.
It occurs in Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Physalaemus rupestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57275A11613410. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57275A11613410.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019