This species is known only from western Nepal, from 2,200-2,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with stream habitats in upland temperate rainforests. There is little information on larval habitats, although it is presumed that larvae also occur in stream habitats.
It has a restricted range and is considered to be rare.
The main threats to this species are the degradation and destruction of its habitat as a result of small-scale agricultural development, and wood extraction.
It has been recorded from Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and Royal Chitwan National Park.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha, Sushil Dutta 2004. Nanorana ercepeae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58423A11778943. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58423A11778943.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018