This species is known only from Binchuan and Lijian Counties, in Yunnan Province, China, from 1,900 to 2,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is associated with mountain streams surrounded by forest. The mating call of the males can be heard at the end of May. The tadpoles live under rocks in streams.
There is no information on its abundance.
The habitat of this species is being degraded as a result of the effects of logging, road contruction, and tourism.
It occurs in two nature reserves (Jizushan and Yulongxueshan) and a national park (Lijiang). Research is needed to determine its population numbers, range, threats and conservation needs. Habitat protection is probably important for this species.
Although originally described as a subspecies of Xenophrys minor, this taxon was treated as a full species by Delorme et al (2006).
Xie Feng 2008. Megophrys binchuanensis. In: IUCN 2014