Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Leptodactylidae

Scientific Name: Physalaemus deimaticus
Species Authority: Sazima & Caramaschi, 1988

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ulisses Caramaschi, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Débora Silvano
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Serra do Cipó, in the state of Minas Gerais, in south-eastern Brazil. Its distribution is not well known, and it might occur more widely. It is found above 800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives on the ground in rocky fields, and probably does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance. It presumably breeds in water, although this has not been confirmed.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is possibly affected by fire, expanding human settlements, and disturbance resulting from tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is a protected area at the type locality, in which it might occur.

Citation: Ulisses Caramaschi, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Débora Silvano. 2004. Physalaemus deimaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57251A11609332. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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