The species is reported to occur in the chaco region of Bolivia (Provinces of Beni and Santa Cruz), Paraguay and northern Argentina (Provinces of Salta, east of Jujuy, Formosa, Chaco, north of Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe and Corrientes), and in the regions of pantanal and cerrado in central Brazil (states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Distrito Federal and Minas Gerais) (see Caramaschi, 2006).
Habitat and Ecology
The species is associated to savannah-type environments.
No population status information is available.
No major threats are known for this species.
No conservation measures are currently known for this species.
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 and ecological requirements.
In the Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis group. Revalidated and redescribed by Caramaschi (2006) based on morphological features and colour patterns.
This species 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 includes Pithecopus (Phyllomedusa) rustica, but this will be split off and hence both species will need to be reassessed.
Ariadne Angulo 2016. Pithecopus azureus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T135966A107296200. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T135966A107296200.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019