This species is known from six locations in southern Sichuan, China, from 700-1,500m asl. Records tentatively referred to this species were reported from Fan Si Pan Mountain, Lao Cai Province, northern Viet Nam, at 1,400-1,900m asl, by Orlov et al. (2000), but the identity of these records has not yet been confirmed.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits hill streams and forests, and breeding takes place in streams.
This is a common species.
The habitat of this species is threatened by smallholder farming activities and tourism.
Part of the range of this species falls within protected areas in China. The one location in Viet Nam from which it has been tentatively recorded is within Hoang Lien Son 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 declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Fei Liang, Wu Guanfu, Peter Paul van Dijk, Annemarie Ohler 2004. Megophrys omeimontis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57648A11669364. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57648A11669364.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018