This species is known only from c. 700-1,500 m altitude Minas Gerais State in eastern Brazil, from the Atlantic Forest west to areas of transition with the Cerrado.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is restricted to the Atlantic Forest and areas of transition between this and Cerrado habitats. It presumably reproduces by larval development in backwaters of streams and in temporary pools. The species is believed to be fairly tolerant of habitat modification.
No information is currently available.
The Atlantic Forest has been subject to substantial deforestation and fragmentation due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture. Clearance of forest for coastal development is another threat within the range of this species.
This species is known from Caparaó National Park, Peti Biological Reserve and Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Santuário do Caraça.
This species has recently been separated from Rhinella crucifer by Baldissera et al. (2004).
Flavio Baldisseri 2010. Rhinella pombali. In: IUCN 2014