This species is known only from the type locality, Chapada dos Guimarães, in Mato Grosso State, Brazil, at around 800m asl. It presumably occurs more widely, but its distribution is very poorly known.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of the Cerrado savannah, and occurs on vegetation near small streams in which it breeds.
The population status of this species is not known.
The major threats to this species’ habitat are agricultural development (for both crops and livestock) and fire. The disturbance of the habitat by tourists is also a threat.
Its type locality is within a protected area.
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.
This species was first assessed under the generic name Phyllomedusa, but has since been transferred to the genus Pithecopus (Duellman et al. 2016).
This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.
Ulisses Caramaschi, Guarino Colli, Débora Silvano 2016. Pithecopus centralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T55846A107297204. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T55846A107297204.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019