Phasmahyla cochranae
Chocolatefoot Leaf Frog, Perereca-da-folhagem
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status Least Concern (LC)
National Status Not Listed (
Regional Status Minas Gerais State Red List: Presumed to be threatened.


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the coastal mountains (Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira), in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais States, southeastern Brazil. It occurs above 800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs on the vegetation near waterbodies inside primary and secondary forest. The clutches are laid on leaves above the water, when hatched the tadpoles drop into the permanent streams below. It has not been recorded outside forest habitats.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation is a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is desirable.


Carlos Alberto Gon├žalves da Cruz, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Phasmahyla cochranae. In: IUCN 2014


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