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Odontophrynus occidentalis
family: Odontophrynidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in central and south-central Argentina. It has an altitudinal range of 50-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in montane forests, rocky outcrops, and scrub habitats. It reproduces in permanent streams. The larvae remain in streams where metamorphosis occurs after about eight months. It tolerates substantial habitat destruction.

Population

It is less common than other Odontophrynus in Argentina but regularly recorded.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

It is threatened by water pollution and fires caused by agricultural and mining activities.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Pampa de Achala Regional Hydrological Reserve, Cordoba, Argentina.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is probably a complex of more than one species.

Citation

Boris Blotto, Ismael di Tada 2004. Odontophrynus occidentalis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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