Melanophryniscus cupreuscapularis
family: Bufonidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from north-western Corrientes Province, Argentina, between 50 and 70m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in seasonally inundated grasslands where it also reproduces. When breeding areas dry up it usually occurs underground. Its tolerance to habitat disturbance is unknown.


It is known from only a few localities but it is common and its population is stable in suitable habitats.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Loss of habitat due to the expansion of human settlements is a threat to this species, most notably the growth of the city of Corrientes.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.


Jorge C├ęspedez, Jose Langone 2004. Melanophryniscus cupreuscapularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54818A11208476. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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