This species is known from southwestern China in Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, from 1,100 up to 3,000m asl. It presumably occurs in neighbouring countries, in particular Viet Nam and Myanmar, but there have not so far been any records.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits forests, shrubland, alpine meadows and lakeshores. It breeds in marshes, ponds, ditches and backwaters in rivers.
It is an uncommon species.
Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species, in particular agriculture and water pollution.
A number of protected areas are present within the range of this species.
Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing 2004. Rana chaochiaoensis. In: IUCN 2014