Alsodes nodosus
family: Alsodidae

© 2016 Pedro Vargas (1 of 1)

  hear Fonozoo call (#1)
  hear Fonozoo call (#2)

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Chile


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to central Chile from 150-1,500m asl. Voucher specimens do not support records from Argentina.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in temperate shrubland and seasonal and permanent streams, in which it reproduces. It is not tolerant of habitat destruction.


It is locally common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Urban sprawl is rapidly destroying available habitat for this species, and some populations close to the main cities (such as Santiago) have disappeared.

Conservation Actions

It has been included in the Chilean national legislation as near threatened and it occurs in Parque Nacional Cerro La Campana.


Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez 2010. Alsodes nodosus. In: IUCN 2014


IUCN Terms of Use