This species is endemic to Ningxia, Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan provinces in China, and occurs from 1,700-3,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits streams, alpine marshes and grasslands. It breeds in streams, ponds and pools where the larvae also develop.
It is a very common species in mountainous areas.
Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species.
Several protected areas fall within the species' range.
Fei Liang, Ye Changyuan 2004. Bufo minshanicus. In: IUCN 2014