Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India
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IUCN (Red List) status: Endangered (EN).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from two sites, the type locality "Mawblang, ca. 5km. southeast of Cherrapunji town (Khasi-Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya), latitude 25° 15'N and longitude 91° 44'E, altitude above mean sea-level 4,369 ft. or ca. 1,330 meters", India, and a second, recently discovered site in Mizoram, Bangladesh. It probably occurs at least a little more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between the two known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
The habitat is primarily wet forest floor, although adjacent scrubland and grassland are also used. The adults are to some degree arboreal. Breeding occurs on both pandanas and the ground. Larvae are found in water holes, presumably in both trees and on the ground.
Little is known about this species other than the original description, but it is considered to be rare.
The main threat is clear-cutting of the species' forest habitat.
It has been reported from the Mizoram Wildlife Sanctuary, but additional habitat protection is necessary.
Sushil Dutta, Mohammed Firoz Ahmed 2004. Bufoides meghalayanus. In: IUCN 2012