Check List 6(1): 159-161, doi: 10.15560/6.1.159
Amphibia, Anura, Leiuperidae, Physalaemus soaresi Izecksohn, 1965: new record, distribution extension and geographic distribution map
expand article infoJorge Antônio Lourenço Pontes, Rafael Cunha Pontes, Cristiane Pinto Santa-Fé, Vitor Martins Lima, Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha
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We report a female Physalaemus soaresi Izecksohn, 1965 collected at the Atlantic rainforest of Serra do Mendanha, municipality of Rio de Janeiro, state of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil. Known only from two localities (and probably extinct in one), P. soaresi is considered a threatened species in Brazil and presumably threatened in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Despite the new record, P. soaresi still fits into the status of endangered and requires the full protection of all areas where it occurs.