Trachycephalus lepidus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
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 two specimens, one collected in Parque Estadual Intervales, and the other in Parque Estadual Carlos Botelho, both in São Paulo State, Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

It is presumed to be an inhabitant of moist tropical forest. One of the specimens was collected in an epiphytic bromeliad 10cm above the ground. It is presumed that egg deposition either occurs in pools in tree cavities, or in pools on the forest floor.


Since it is known only from two specimens, the population status of this species cannot be determined.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known. Although the only known populations are in protected areas, it is also likely to occur in areas where its habitat is being lost.

Conservation Actions

This species has been recorded from two protected areas: Parque Estadual Intervales and Parque Estadual Carlos Botelho.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Phrynohyas which was recently synonymized with Trachycephalus (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Jose Pombal 2004. Trachycephalus lepidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55821A11372502. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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