This species occurs widely in northeastern Brazil, from the central part of the State of Bahia, north to the States of Paraiba, Ceara and Piaui.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial frog found in dry "Caatinga" savannah and secondary forest. The eggs are laid in temporary streams.
It is a common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, human settlement and fire.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Ana Carolina Carnaval, Diva Borges-Najosa 2004. Proceratophrys cristiceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57299A11605470. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57299A11605470.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019