Brachycephalus pulex Napoli, Caramaschi, Cruz, and Dias, 2011

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Brachycephalidae > Genus: Brachycephalus > Species: Brachycephalus pulex

Brachycephalus pulex Napoli, Caramaschi, Cruz, and Dias, 2011, Zootaxa, 2739: 34. Holotype: MNRJ 69646, by original designation. Type locality: "Serra Bonita mountain (15° 23′ S, 39° 33′ W, 830 m above sea level), Municipality of Camacan, State of Bahia, Brazil".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality, a forest remnant located in a mountain range regionally named Serra Bonita, with elevations ranging from 200 to 950 m, from evergreen forest with elements of moist lowland semi-deciduous forest, to moist submontane forest near the summits. The Serra Bonita mountain range lies in the municipalities of Camacan and Pau Brasil, in the State of Bahia, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Most closely related to Brachycephalus didactylus and Brachycephalus hermogenesi according to the original publication. See comments on conservation and range by Dias, Medeiros, Nova, and Solé, 2014, ZooKeys, 449: 105–130. Tentatively assigned to the Brachycephalus didactylus group by Ribeiro, Bornschein, Belmonte-Lopes, Firkowski, Morato, and Pie, 2015, PeerJ, 3 (e1011): 1–35. 

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