This species is known from southern and eastern Xizang, China and the Tibetan Plateau of Nepal. It has recently been reported from Kashmir by Dutta (1997), but the distribution within this region requires clarification. It occurs at elevations between 2,850-5,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits high-altitude grassland, forest, shrubs, lakes, ponds, marshes, streams and rivers in the Tibetan Plateau. It breeds explosively in suitable streams and marshes.
It is a very common species.
There are no known major threats to this species. Overgrazing is potentially a threat, but is thought to have minimal impact.
Several protected areas are present within the range 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.
Fei Liang, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong, Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Nanorana parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58392A11766426. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58392A11766426.en .Downloaded on 19 December 2018