Eupsophus roseus
family: Alsodidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Chile



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from 38°S to 40°S in Cautín and Valdivia Provinces, Chile, from 50-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found under logs close to swamps or streams in temperate Nothofagus forest, and it may persist in fairly disturbed areas. Eggs are deposited in small, water-filled holes on hillsides.


It is locally common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat destruction caused by wood extraction and establishment of pine and eucalyptus plantations. In the northern part of its range it is threatened by forest fires.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Tolhuaca and the Monumento Natural Cerro Ñielol. Legislation to protect the Nothofagus forest habitat is needed.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and its habitat is in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Taxonomic Notes

Specimens from Argentina formerly referred to this species belong to Eupsophus calcaratus (E. Lavilla pers. comm.).


Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Jose Núñez, Juan Carlos Ortiz 2010. Eupsophus roseus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57079A11565798. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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