This species is known from 38°S to 40°S in Cautín and Valdivia Provinces, Chile, from 50-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found under logs close to swamps or streams in temperate Nothofagus forest, and it may persist in fairly disturbed areas. Eggs are deposited in small, water-filled holes on hillsides.
It is locally common.
The major threat to this species is habitat destruction caused by wood extraction and establishment of pine and eucalyptus plantations. In the northern part of its range it is threatened by forest fires.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Tolhuaca and the Monumento Natural Cerro Ñielol. Legislation to protect the Nothofagus forest habitat is needed.
Specimens from Argentina formerly referred to this species belong to Eupsophus calcaratus (E. Lavilla pers. comm.).
Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Jose Núñez, Juan Carlos Ortiz 2010. Eupsophus roseus. In: IUCN 2014