This species is known only from two widely separated localities in north-eastern India: close to Cherrapunji town in Meghalaya State, and Namdapha Biosphere Reserve in the state of Arunchal Pradesh. It was collected at the type locality at around 1,330m asl. It presumably occurs more widely, in particular between the currently known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
There is little information available regarding its habitat and ecological requirements. It is said to be a bush frog, and probably occurs in montane forest. The original description mentions that it has a free-living larval stage, although this requires confirmation.
It is still known only from the type collection.
Threats to this species are unknown.
It is not known whether or not this species occurs in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was orginially placed in the genus Philautus, but Dubois (1999) noted that this was unlikely, as the original description mentions a free-living larval stage.
Saibal Sengupta, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Chiromantis cherrapunjiae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58786A11828457. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58786A11828457.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018