This species occurs from eastern Colombia, southern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Roraima (northern Brazil), to eastern Bolivia, Paraguay, southwestern Brazil and northern Argentina. In Bolivia it occurs in the Departments of Beni, La Paz and Santa Cruz. It is absent from French Guiana. It can be found at altitudes of up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species occurring in a wide variety of habitats, including the Cerrado, Chiquitano forest, transitional humid forest, tropical moist forests, humid savannahs, swampy areas, and flooded fields. It reproduces in permanent and temporary ponds and moist grasslands. Eggs and tadpoles breed in the water. It is adaptable to human induced habitat change.
It is a common species.
There are no major threats. It might be locally impacted by habitat loss for agriculture, logging, and infrastructure development, as well as fires and pollution.
It occurs in a number of protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
De la Riva et al. (2000) point out that more studies on its phylogenetic relations and its taxonomic status are necessary. As presently understood, this taxon is likely to be a complex of species in need of critical review (Myers and Donnelly, 2001). Venezuelan localities south of the Orinoco river, assigned previously by Lynch (1979) to P. pusilla are here considered to be P. boliviana.
Lily Rodríguez, Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Esteban Lavilla, Boris Blotto 2010. Pseudopaludicola boliviana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57310A11617057. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57310A11617057.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018