This species can be found in Paraguay, northern Argentina (Corrientes, Córdoba, Chaco, Formosa, Entre Ríos, Jujuy, Salta, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Misiones, Buenos Aires), Uruguay (Artigas, Paysandú, Río Negro and Salto), eastern Bolivia (Beni, Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, Tarija), and southwestern Brazil to Rio Grande do Sul State. It occurs up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in forest, shrublands and grasslands. It breeds in temporary pools in open vegetation areas, the eggs being deposited in the water and the tadpoles developing in the same site. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is an abundant species.
There are no major threats.
It occurs in several protected areas. Taxonomic work is required to resolve this species complex.
This form is a complex of more than one species.
Axel Kwet, Lucy Aquino, Steffen Reichle, Débora Silvano, Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada, Jose Langone 2004. Scinax nasicus. In: IUCN 2014