Alsodes kaweshkari
family: Alsodidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Chile


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from two adult specimens at only two localities: Puerto Edén (49° 8'S; 74° 25'W) at Wellington Island; and Seno Huemules (48° 43'S; 74° 25'W), both in southern Chile.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in tundra and small forests composed of Nothofagus betuloides, Embothrium coccineum, Maytenus magellanicus and Drymis winterri. It can be found under logs. Its reproductive details are unknown, though this presumably occurs by larval development in water.


It is probably a rare species. It was seen in 1998, but two expeditions in 2001 and 2002 to the same locality failed to locate it.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in Parque Nacional Bernardo O'Higgins.


Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Ramón Formas 2010. Alsodes kaweshkari. In: IUCN 2014


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