Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Chile
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IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from the type locality, Puerto Eden, Wellington Island, Chile (49° 10'S; 74° 28'W). Its altitudinal range is up to 50m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is Magellanic tundra, with a mosaic of small patches of Nothofagus forest and bogs. Reproduction probably occurs in the bogs.
This species is known only from a single specimen collected more than 25 years ago.
This species is probably not threatened because the habitat on Wellington Island is not under any significant threats.
In Chile this species is listed as "Rare" (Reglamento de la Ley de Caza, Chile, 1998).
The generic assignment of this species needs to be revised as suggested by Lynch (1978) and Basso and Ubeda (1998).
Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez 2010. Atelognathus grandisonae. In: IUCN 2012