IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Platyrinchus leucoryphus occurs at low densities in primary and old secondary Atlantic forest in lowlands, mountains and interior tablelands of south-east Brazil (central Esprito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, So Paulo, Paran, north-east Santa Catarina and north-east Rio Grande do Sul), east Paraguay (recent records from four protected areas in Canindey, Caazap, and Itapa (Clay et al. 1998; Lowen et al. 1996; Madroo et al. 1997) and north-east Argentina (five undocumented records in Iguaz National Park, Misiones [Mazar Barnett and Pearman 2001] and one undocumented in Salto Encantado Provincial Park [Giraudo et al. 2008]). Recent surveys in Paraguay have virtually failed to find new populations of the species and documented populations are now known to be less extensive than originally postulated, however important populations remain in three protected areas, most notably San Rafael National Park in Itapa (Esquivel et al. 2007). The species was not found during searches made with playback in appropriate habitat in northern and central Misiones, including Iguaz National Park, Argentina during 2003 - 2011 (A. Bodrati in litt. 2007, 2012). The Ro Iguazu is perhaps a natural barrier to this species and this could account for a continuing lack of records from Argentina (M. Pearman in litt. 2003).


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