This species is known to occur in Córdoba and Santiago del Estero provinces, Argentina. It can be found at altitudes of 1,450-1,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs under rocks in montane grasslands and forests. It reproduces in permanent mountain streams. The larvae develop in these streams for more than a year before metamorphosis. It tolerates substantial habitat modification.
It is common and stable in Argentina in suitable habitats.
It is somewhat threatened by habitat destruction (including by fire) for wood extraction and cattle ranching.
It occurs in the Pampa de Achala Regional Hydrological Reserve.
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.
This diploid species was separated from the tetraploid Odontophrynus americanus.
Ismael di Tada 2010. Odontophrynus cordobae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57189A11584581. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57189A11584581.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019