This species is found in southern Brazil from Sao Paulo State east to Missiones Province in Argentina, and south to Rio Grande do Sul State (Brazil), at altitudes of 0-500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species with poorly known habitat preferences, though it probably occurs in forest. It has been found in urban gardens, suggesting that it is adaptable to some degree of habitat modification.
Its population status is unknown. It was last collected in Brazil in 2001, and it is known in Argentina only from one collection in 1947.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It probably occurs in several protected areas. A review of its taxonomy is needed (Wilkinson pers. comm.)
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient because there is very little information on its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear. It has frequently been confused with Chthonerpeton viviparum.
Débora Silvano, Paulo Garcia, Magno Vicente Segalla, Julian Faivovich, John Measey, Mark Wilkinson 2004. Luetkenotyphlus brasiliensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59569A11964201. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59569A11964201.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018