This species is known from the type locality (Belo Horizonte), from the Serra do Curral, Serra do Caraça and Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. It might also occur in a few other localities, but the identity of specimens from these other areas is still to be confirmed. It has been recorded from around 700-800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on leaf-litter in gallery forests and in forest edges along creeks. The type locality is secondary forest. It presumably breeds by direct development, like others in the genus.
It is observed to be common during the breeding season.
This species is threatened by habitat degradation due to clear-cut logging, disturbance due to tourism, and infrastructure development for human settlement in the area.
The type locality is within a protected area, Parque das Mangabeiras, but it is not well managed. The other known localities are within small protected areas. Conservation and maintenance of its habitat are required, as is taxonomic research to confirm the identity of newly collected specimens.
Bruno Pimenta, Luciana Barreto Nascimento 2010. Ischnocnema izecksohni. In: IUCN 2014