Atelognathus salai
family: Batrachylidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 is known only from its type locality pond, Laguna de los Gendarmes (46° 6'S; 71° 41'W; ca 1,050m asl), and other nearby ponds in south-western Argentinean Patagonia (north-west of Santa Cruz Province). It is known only from a single plateau.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat comprises permanent and endorreic lagoons at approximately 1,000m asl in the hilly landscape of the Patagonian steppe, and the temperate deciduous austral beech forest (Nothofagus pumilio). Breeding takes place in permanent ponds. It is not known if the species can occur in modified habitats.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The region where this species occurs is relatively remote, and is not currently experiencing any threats.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Further surveys are necessary to determine the limits of the range of this species in this unexplored and remote area.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.


Carmen Úbeda, Esteban Lavilla, Néstor Basso 2004. Atelognathus salai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56325A11460640. .Downloaded on 17 November 2018


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