Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil
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IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known for certain only from the type locality, Joinville, in Santa Catarina Province in southern Brazil, at approximately 300m asl. Taylor (1968) had some doubt as to whether or not the type specimen had actually come from the stated type locality. A second specimen, also from an unknown locality, was reported by Taylor (1970).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is presumably subterranean, given the ecological preferences of other members of the genus, and occurs in lowland rainforest.
It is known only from two specimens collected before 1968, so its overall population status is not known.
There is no information on specific threats to it, although the rainforest where it was collected has been converted to an industrial zone.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Débora Silvano, Paulo Garcia, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Oscaecilia hypereumeces. In: IUCN 2012