This species was originally known only from Medog, Xizang Autonomous Region, China, at around 1,530m asl. It presumably occurs more widely, and can be expected to occur in north-eastern India. Animals tentatively referred to this species were reported from Fan Si Pan Mountain, Lao Cai Province, northern Viet Nam, at 1,400-1,900m asl, by Orlov et al. (2000), but their range has not been mapped as part of this assessment, pending confirmation of their identity.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits forests and breeds in streams.
This is considered a rare species in China. There is no population status information available from Viet Nam.
There is no information on threats to this species.
The one location in Viet Nam from which it has been tentatively recorded is within Hoang Lien Son National Park. The other location in China is within Motuo National Nature Reserve.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Annemarie Ohler, Peter Paul van Dijk 2004. Megophrys pachyproctus. In: IUCN 2014