This species is known from Argentina, in Jujuy, Salta, Tucuman, Catamarca, Formosa and Santiago del Estero Provinces. Museum specimen records from eastern Santiago del Estero, Formosa, and Chaco Provinces might have incorrect locality information recorded on their labels. It can possibly be found in dry lowlands and submontane habitats in southern Bolivia (the species is cited for Bolivia based on a record more than 100 years old, and it was tentatively included as a Bolivian species by De la Riva et al. (2000)). It has been recorded from 200-1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in the Chaco-Yungas transition on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Argentina (and possibly Bolivia). It also occurs in montane grasslands. Pairs build foam nests that float in small permanent and temporary pools. Males call from the edge or from within the water. It also occurs in disturbed habitats, including urban areas.
It is abundant in Argentina.
There are no major threats.
It occurs in at least three protected areas in Argentina.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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.
The specific status of this species is doubtful. It might be a synonym of Pleurodema cinerea, but this is not certain, and so we treat it here as a separate species, pending clarification of its status.
Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Pleurodema borellii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57282A11598875. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57282A11598875.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019