This species is known only from type locality of "Forests of Kempholey, Saklespur, Hassan, Mysore" (Rao 1937), in the Western Ghats of India, at around 400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The habitat requirements of this species are not known. It is possibly a forest species that presumably breeds by larval development in streams.
It is known only from the lost holotype, so there is no information regarding its population status.
The area from where this species was collected is threatened by agricultural development, road construction and the development of tourism facilities.
This species is protected by national legislation.
The holotype of this species is lost, and the designation of a neotype is necessary if this proves to be a valid species.
S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger 2004. Nyctibatrachus sylvaticus. In: IUCN 2013