Trachycephalus atlas


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Trachycephalus atlas
Species Authority: Bokermann, 1966
Common Name(s):
English Bokermann's Casque-headed Treefrog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Ulisses Caramaschi, Débora Silvano
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species from northeastern Brazil ranges from Itapetinga in central state of Bahia, north to Exu in the State of Pernambuco. It has been recorded at around 800m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of the "agreste" transition vegetation between the moist Atlantic forest and dry "Caatinga" savannah. It is often found in bromeliads, and breeds in temporary ponds in open areas.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, collection of bromeliads and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not recorded from any protected areas.

Citation: Ulisses Caramaschi, Débora Silvano 2004. Trachycephalus atlas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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