This species is endemic to the Sierras Grandes de Cordoba, Argentina, where it ranges from 1,800-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in montane grasslands and rocky outcrops therein. Reproduction takes place in permanent streams and it does not tolerate habitat disturbance.
It is a rare species, but populations appear to be stable where suitable habitat remains.
Habitat fragmentation caused by cattle ranching is a threat to this species; cattle ranching also leads to the deterioration of water quality for breeding sites. Some populations might be declining due to fires.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Quebrada el Condorito and the Pampa de Achala Regional Hydrological Reserve.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Sierras Grandes de Cordoba, Argentina.
Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada 2004. Odontophrynus achalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57185A11583065. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57185A11583065.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019