This species occurs in Calilegua, Ledesma Department, Jujuy Province and Arasayal, Orán Department, Salta Province, Argentina, from 700-1,700m asl. It is expected to occur more widely, and might be present in Bolivia.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species occurring in montane forests (Yungas). Its tolerance to habitat disturbance is not known. It reproduces in slow-flowing streams where the tadpoles also develop.
Although it is a rare species, it is nonetheless collected regularly.
Selective logging and clear-cutting of primary forests are the main threat to this species, although it is also being affected by the introduction of predatory fish (trout) and the alteration of watersheds.
It is present in Parque Nacional Calilegua and Parque Nacional Baritú.
Red List Status
Esteban Lavilla 2004. Rhinella rumbolli. In: IUCN 2014