This species is found throughout the southern Himalayan foothills of Nepal, India, and possibly Bhutan, and is marginal in northern Bangladesh. It is a lowland species present at elevations below 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species associated with tropical forest and shrubland. Reproduction and egg deposition take place in branches overhanging small pools, and hatching larvae drop into the pools.
It is generally a common species.
Deforestation for local subsistence and urbanization are the main threats to the species.
It is reportedly present in Orang National Park in India.
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.
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