This species is restricted to the Indira Gandhi National Park and surroundings in Tamil Nadu, in the southern Western Ghats of India. It has an altitudinal range of 1,000-1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is arboreal, occurring in the lower canopy and understorey levels of tropical moist evergreen forest. It is not present in degraded habitats. Breeding takes place on vegetation overhanging temporary pools, and tadpoles develop in these pools.
The species is locally common where it occurs.
The main threat is conversion of forested areas to cultivated land (including timber and non-timber plantations) outside the Indira Gandhi National Park, and the extraction of wood and timber by local people.
While known to be present in the Indira Gandhi National Park in Tamil Nadu, further habitat protection is needed.
S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Chelmala Srinivasulu, S.P. Vijayakumar 2004. Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus. In: IUCN 2014