This species is known from central and southwestern China, from 550-2,850m asl. Animals tentatively referred to Megophrys minor were reported from Fan Si Pan Mountain, Lao Cai province, northern Viet Nam, from 1,400-1,900m asl, by Orlov et al., 2000, and from Chiang Mai 'Thailand' by Chan-ard et al., 1999. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites, and it can be expected from northern Lao People's Democratic Republic and eastern Myanmar.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits forests and streams. It is a stream-breeding amphibian.
There is no information on the population status of this species in Viet Nam or Thailand, but in China, it is very common.
Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species.
The range of this species overlaps with many protected areas in China. It is found within the Hoang Lien San National Park in Viet Nam, and within Doi Inthanon National Park in Thailand. Further study is needed to determine the complete Extent of Occurrence of this species.
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.
Li Cheng, Wu Guanfu, Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler 2004. Megophrys minor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57646A11669129. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57646A11669129.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018