Theloderma nagalandense

Subgenus: Theloderma
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Orlov, N.L., Dutta, S.K., Ghate, H.V. and Kent, Y. 2006. New species of Theloderma from Kon Tum Province (Vietnam) and Nagaland State (India) [Anura: Rhacophoridae]. Russian Journal of Herpetology 13: 135-154.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only its type locality, 30km north of Kohima, in Nagaland State, northeastern India, at 1,421m asl (Orlov et al., 2006). It is likely to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The only known specimen was collected during a rainy day from near a residential area with trees (Orlov et al., 2006), suggesting that it can adapt to some anthropogenic habitat. Its natural habitat is presumably montane forest, though this has not yet been verified. The only specimen was not close to any water body (Orlov et al., 2006). It is probably arboreal, breeding in tree holes like other members of the genus, but there is no information on this.


There is no information on its abundance. It is known only from the holotype.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No information is available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It has not been recorded from any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.


Simon Stuart 2008. Theloderma nagalandense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135991A4223308. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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