This species is known from the provinces of Santiago del Estero, Chaco, Córdoba, Formosa, Jujuy, Santa Fé, Santiago del Estero and Salta, in Argentina. In Paraguay, it has been found in the departments of Alto Paraguay, Boquerón, and Presidente Hayes (Rosset et al., 2006). The population from Pampa Grande (Santa Cruz department, Bolivia) is also considered to be Odontophrynus lavillai based on photographic records (see Rosset et al., 2006).
Its altitudinal range is from 150-2,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a fossorial species of open habitats from the Chaco to the Inter Andean Valleys. Breeding and larval development takes place in temporary waterbodies, including roadside ditches. The species shows some adaptability to anthropogenic disturbance.
In general this is a locally common species. Small populations have been found as recently as 2002.
In Argentina the species is threatened by habitat destruction through wood extraction and general agricultural activities.
This species is not known from any protected area.
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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Ismael di Tada, Boris Blotto, Diego Baldo 2010. Odontophrynus lavillai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57191A11585330. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57191A11585330.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019