This species from northeastern Brazil occurs from the northern part of the State of Minas Gerais, north to the States of Pernambuco and Paraiba.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of dry "Caatinga" savannah and rock outcrops, as well as agricultural land. It can be found in bromeliads or on vegetation near waterbodies. It breeds in temporary ponds.
It is a very common species.
It is probably not seriously threatened, but some populations might be impacted by intensive agriculture, or by overgrazing by livestock.
It occurs in some protected areas.
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Cristina Arzabe 2004. Scinax pachycrus. In: IUCN 2014