This species is known from Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Corrientes, Córdoba, Chaco, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, Salta, Santa Fe, San Luis, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán (Argentina); Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, Tarija (Bolivia); Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil); southern Paraguay; and Uruguay. Its altitudinal range is from 0-600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A terrestrial species found in grassland habitats. It occurs on the ground near waterbodies. It breeds underground (making its nests in chambers beneath the soil), and the larvae then develop in water. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is an abundant species.
There are no major threats to this species at present.
The taxonomy to determine the status of the southern distribution of this complex species is needed. 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 degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This form is probably a complex of more than one species.
Esteban Lavilla, Ronald Heyer, Axel Kwet, Jose Langone 2004. Leptodactylus latinasus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57139A11590252. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57139A11590252.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018