This species is widespread within the Nothofagus temperate forests of Chile and Argentina from 39° 30'S to 49° 10'S. Its altitudinal range is from 10-1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in shady microhabitats (swamps and streams borders) in humid forests dominated by Nothofagus spp. Larval development takes place in water-filled cavities on the ground; the species has free-swimming tadpoles. It may be present in slightly disturbed habitat.
The species is common in appropriate habitats.
General habitat loss and degradation due to deforestation is a major threat. Water pollution caused by forestry work is also a threat.
Present in at least 10 national parks of Chile and Argentina. Legislation to protect native Nothofagus forest habitat is needed.
Carmen Úbeda, Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Néstor Basso 2010. Eupsophus calcaratus. In: IUCN 2014