This recently described species was collected in the Serra do Italcolomi in the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, at approximately 1,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The specimens were collected in an ephemeral pond located in a rocky field, with bushes and small trees and a sandy soil predominantly covered by grasses in a Cerrado savannah habitat type known as "campo rupestre". This species is presumed to breed in pools and to have a larval development breeding strategy.
Its population status is unknown as yet as this species is currently known only from the type series.
The pond that this species was collected from was affected by livestock (horse faeces) and accidental burning of surrounding vegetation.
The type locality is in Parque Estadual do Itacolomi.
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.
Ulisses Caramaschi 2004. Physalaemus erythros. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57253A11609572. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57253A11609572.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018