This species is endemic to the Sierras Grandes de Cordoba, Argentina, where it ranges from 1,800-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in montane grasslands and rocky outcrops therein. Reproduction takes place in permanent streams and it does not tolerate habitat disturbance.
It is a rare species, but populations appear to be stable where suitable habitat remains.
Habitat fragmentation caused by cattle ranching is a threat to this species; cattle ranching also leads to the deterioration of water quality for breeding sites. Some populations might be declining due to fires.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Quebrada el Condorito and the Pampa de Achala Regional Hydrological Reserve.
Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada 2004. Odontophrynus achalensis. In: IUCN 2013