This species is known from central Minas Gerais state in Brazil. It has been recorded above 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in gallery forests in the Cerrado, and on the edge of the Atlantic Forest. It is found on low vegetation near waterbodies, such as ponds or streams where it also breeds. It probably adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging, mining, fires and dam construction are major threats to the species’ habitat.
Its range overlaps with several protected areas.
Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano 2010. Scinax luizotavioi. In: IUCN 2014