This species is endemic to western Sichuan province, China, from 2,000-3,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits hill streams in thick forests and shrublands, and breeds in slow-flowing streams.
It is a rare species, with a small population.
Habitat destruction and degradation are possible threats to this species.
Some of the localities of this species are within protected areas, including Wolong, Luojishan, Fengtongzai, Meigudafengding and Labahe National Nature Reserves.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Wu Guanfu, Xie Feng 2004. Megophrys shapingensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57653A11670246. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57653A11670246.en .Downloaded on 18 December 2018