Pseudopaludicola ternetzi
family: Leptodactylidae
Taxonomic Notes: Pansonato et al. (Zootaxa 3620:147-162) raise questions concerning the status of this species, which requires reconsideration following revalidation of P. ameghini, which has had a confusing taxonomic history involving P. ternetzi.

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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: Brazil



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs widely in the Cerrado biome of south-central Brazil, and it is recorded from the States of Bahia, Goiás, Tocantins and Minas Gerais. It is found at 400-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in Cerrado savannah, occurring in open areas, and breeding in somewhat wet, marshy areas, and temporary pools. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Local populations are probably impacted by the spread of intensive, commercial agriculture, as well as by fire and dam construction.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Rogério Bastos, Ulisses Caramaschi 2004. Pseudopaludicola ternetzi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57321A11620132. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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