This species is endemic to central China (southern Gansu, Sichuan, Guizhou, western Hunan and southwestern Hubei Provinces). It occurs from 520-2,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits hill forests and grass clumps in forests. It breeds in late summer in ponds, pools, winter flooded fields and backwaters in small streams. Tadpoles over-winter.
It is a common species.
Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species, in particular dam construction and water pollution.
A number of protected areas are within the range of this species.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi 2004. Rana omeimontis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58686A11811099. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58686A11811099.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019