Proceratophrys palustris
family: Odontophrynidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 type locality on the Poços de Caldas Plateau, in Minas Gerais State in south-eastern Brazil, where it was recorded at around 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in small temporary streams, in which it breeds, near swamps at the edge of riparian forests.


Its population status is unknown, but it is only known from a few specimens. It is probably declining at the type locality but probably occurs elsewhere.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to deforestation arising from mining. Pollution from the mining industry is also a threat.

Conservation Actions

The type locality is not within a protected area. Conservation and maintenance of its habitat is needed, in particular the creation of a protected area is necessary. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.

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.


Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Luciana Barreto Nascimento 2004. Proceratophrys palustris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57306A11615921. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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