An artist's illustration of the cryptic treehunter
The species was described from a specimen that formerly had been identified as an Alagoas foliage-gleaner.
Distribution and Habitat
Although formally described in 2014, the cryptic treehunter was last seen in the wild in 2007. Total population is assumed to be very low, possibly below 50 individuals. The species is currently provisionally classified by the IUCN as Critically Endangered, but may already be extinct.