This species is known from the plateaus in the state of Goiás (the Serra da Mesa, Chapada dos Veadeiros, and the Serra dos Pirineus) and in the Distrito Federal (in the Área de Relevante Interesse Ecológico (ARIE) do Capetinga, in the Reserva Ecológica do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)), Brazil. It occurs at altitudes above 900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in open Cerrado savannah, with short and scattered shrubs, and breeds in small streams with the larvae developing in pools within the streams.
The population status of this species is unknown.
The threats to this species are not known.
It has been collected in the Reserva Ecológica do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, 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. The taxonomic concept assessed here, currently excludes Phyllomedusa araguari (which is assessed separately under that name) but which will be merged into a broader concept of P. oreades when it is next reassessed.
Débora Silvano 2016. Pithecopus oreades. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T55858A107298828. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T55858A107298828.en .Downloaded on 24 January 2019