This species occurs in northeastern Argentina, central Paraguay, and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. It is found at approximately 80-300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in grasslands, wet Chaco, and wetlands (Pantanal). It reproduces in temporary and permanent pools (including agricultural pools).
It is abundant and the population is stable.
It is not threatened currently, however, it is potentially threatened in the future by habitat destruction and pollution caused by agricultural activities.
It occurs in protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Céspedez (2000) separated the taxon formerly known as Rhinella pygmaea into two species: R. pygmaea of coastal Brazil and R. bergi in the interior of the continent.
Norman Scott, Lucy Aquino, Patricia Narvaes, Jorge Céspedez 2004. Rhinella bergi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54587A11156258. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54587A11156258.en