This species is known from Serra do Espinhaço, Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra do Caraça, in Minas Gerais State, in Brazil. It has been recorded from 400-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits primary and secondary forest, and also shrubland and is usually found along the edge of streams. It breeds in permanent streams. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats.
It is a common species.
Habitat loss and degradation from infrastructure development and agricultural encroachment are threats to the species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and ecological requirements is needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.
Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paula Cabral Eterovick 2010. Scinax machadoi. In: IUCN 2014