This species is known from Nagaland, in northeast India, and from Phu Kradung and Phu Luang in northern northeastern Thailand to southeastern Thailand and the Cardamom mountains of Cambodia. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites, and can be expected from Myanmar. It is a highland species found at elevations of 1,450-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species that inhabits scrubby vegetation, evergreen forest and forest edge. It has also been recorded from a rubber plantation. Breeding takes place in shallow forest ponds. During the breeding season the males have been observed calling from the banks of streams and pools.
It is a common species.
While the known populations occur well inside protected areas, some of these remain under some threat from human-induced wildfires.
The range of this species includes several protected areas. Clarification of the taxonomy of the R. appendiculatus group is needed.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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