This species is known from central Argentina surrounding the Salinas de Ambargasta (Córdoba, La Rioja, San Juan, Catamarca, and Santiago del Estero Provinces) and from southern Bolivia, in the Department of Santa Cruz (at 200m asl). It has an altitudinal range of 100-700m asl in Argentina.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species on open habitats such as grasslands in the Chaco. It is an explosive breeder. Pairs build foam nests that float in small temporary pools. Its adaptation to anthropogenic disturbance is unknown.
It is locally common throughout its range.
No threats to this species are known; its habitats are not significantly threatened.
Taxonomic work to resolve the status of allopatric populations is needed. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This species has at least two allopatric populations, and taxonomic work is needed to determine whether or not these are truly conspecific.
Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Claudia Cortez, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Pleurodema guayapae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57287A11601220. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57287A11601220.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018