This species is known only from Pangnamdim, in the Nam Tamai Valley, in extreme northern Myanmar (Smith 1940).
Habitat and Ecology
It can be presumed that this species inhabits torrential streams or waterfall areas, like other species in the genus, although this has not yet been confirmed.
Only two known specimens were collected in 1937-39, so this species' population status is not known. Results from recent herpetological surveys are not yet available (Wogan pers. comm.).
There are no known threats to this species, which occurs in what is a pristine area of Myanmar.
Its range is within Hkakabo Razi National Park. Evaluating the taxonomic status of this species compared to Amolops viridimaculatus (a fairly widespread species found in, and endemic to, adjoining Yunnan Province, China) is advisable.
This species is very similar to Amolops viridimaculatus, an endemic of adjacent Yunnan Province, China.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Guinevere Wogan 2004. Amolops kaulbacki. In: IUCN 2014