This species is found in northern Argentina (Buenos Aires), Uruguay (Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Rivera, Rocha, Tacuarembó), and southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) below 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is terrestrial in open areas such as pastures and Pampas grassland. It breeds in temporary and permanent waterbodies. It persists even in areas with heavy agricultural activity.
It is common and the population is apparently stable.
There are apparently no threats, and it adapts well to human agricultural activity.
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 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.
This species was elevated from subspecies status under Rhinella granulosa by Cei (1972).
Débora Silvano, Patricia Narvaes, Esteban Lavilla, Diego Baldo, Jose Langone 2004. Rhinella dorbignyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54633A11178934. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54633A11178934.en