Oreobates discoidalis
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

© 2009 José M. Padial (1 of 3)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Bolivia



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Bolivia (Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, and Tarija from 950-2,200m asl) and northwestern Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán Provinces from 700-1,200m asl).

Habitat and Ecology

This terrestrial species occurs in the leaf-litter of humid montane forests. Eggs are laid under logs on the forest floor and develop directly. It can tolerate a small amount of habitat disturbance and can be found in clearings on slopes as well as roadside ditches, but cannot tolerate more intensive habitat modification such as intensive logging or livestock grazing.


It is uncommon throughout its range. It is recorded every year in Argentina.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss/degradation due to wood extraction and agricultural expansion are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

In Bolivia, this species occurs in the Amboro, Tariquia and Aguarague protected areas. In Argentina, some populations are protected in Calilegua and Baritú National Parks.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

Differences in acoustic parameters support the specific status of Oreobates discoidalis (Padial et al., 2008).


Esteban Lavilla, Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2010. Oreobates discoidalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56564A11484610. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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