This species is known from Serra do Espinhaço, in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. It has been recorded from above 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on stones and rocks near permanent and temporary streams with running water in the Cerrado. The egg clutches are attached to the substrate and are well sheltered in rock crevices or under stones. Tadpoles are found only in permanent streams where males also call. It does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as fire, and the disturbance of the habitat by tourists is a major threat.
Its range includes Parque Nacional da Serra do Cipó.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Bokermannohyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It was removed from the synonymy of Bokermannohyla pseudopseudis by Pombal and Caramaschi (1995).
Paula Cabral Eterovick, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Débora Silvano 2004. Bokermannohyla saxicola. In: IUCN 2014