This species has only been recorded from "Alto da Serra", Paranapiacaba, Santo Andre, in the State of Sao Paulo, south-eastern Brazil. It was collected at an elevation of around 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Although there is no information available on the biology or ecology of this species, it is possible that it was a high-altitude stream-breeder.
It remains known from the holotype only, with no additional records for more than 80 years, despite repeated searches. It is now believed to be extinct.
No explanation is currently available for the disappearance of this species.
There are no protected areas near the type locality of this species.
Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Phrynomedusa fimbriata. In: IUCN 2014