This species is conclusively known only from one locality, Inchy, in coastal southern Chile. Charles Darwin collected this specimen. Confusion over the precise location has hampered efforts to rediscover this species. Records of this species from elsewhere in Chile and in Argentina refer to other species.
Habitat and Ecology
While its actual habitat preference is not known the region of the type locality has tundra and islands of Nothofagus forest.
The population status of this species is unknown.
The major threats to this species are unknown, but the region is completely inaccessible and uninhabited.
The area where it is thought to have been collected might be protected in Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael. The taxonomic status of this species needs further study.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species includes the southern forms named as Eupsophus coppingeri, synomized to Alsodes monticola by Lynch (1968).
Ramón Formas, Esteban Lavilla 2010. Alsodes monticola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56318A11458313. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56318A11458313.en .Downloaded on 23 February 2019