This species is known only from the Serra do Cipó, in the state of Minas Gerais in southern Brazil, where it is found above 800m asl, occurring at least up to 1,300m asl. It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of Cerrado savannah that reproduces in temporary or permanent streams.
It is not common.
It might be affected by fire, and by disturbance resulting from tourism.
There is a protected area in this region (Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó) in which this species presumably occurs.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
This species is similar to Proceratophrys cristiceps and P. goyana according to the original description.
Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano 2004. Proceratophrys cururu. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57300A11614175. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57300A11614175.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018