This species is known only from the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, where it is known from the type locality in the Serra da Canastra, and a recently recorded locality at the Estação de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Galheiro (Oliveira-Filho and Kokubum 2003). It has been recorded above 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in gallery forests on low vegetation near streams, in which it breeds, and apparently adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
The population status of this species is not known.
The major threats to this species' habitat are logging and fires.
The type locality is within Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra.
Rogério Bastos, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano 2004. Scinax canastrensis. In: IUCN 2014