This species is endemic to northeastern Sichuan and southernmost Gansu provinces, in southwestern China, from 500-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in hilly areas near villages. It has also been recorded from tree-holes. It breeds in rain-filled, temporary pools and ponds.
In the past it was a very common species, but it might not be as common now.
Infrastructure development is a major threat to this species.
The range of this species overlaps with several protected areas in the region.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Fei Liang, Xie Feng 2004. Kaloula rugifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57857A11695055. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57857A11695055.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019