This species is known only from the type locality in north-eastern India, although there is confusion over whether or not this refers to Darjeeling in West Bengal State, or Khasis in Meghalaya State. It is therefore not possible to attempt to produce a distribution map for this species until this confusion is resolved. This species was reportedly recorded from 1,000-1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Nothing conclusive is known about the habitat or ecology of this species. Its breeding is unknown, and could be by either larval development or direct development.
Nothing is known regarding its population status, except that the type specimen is reported to have come from a very restricted locality.
Threats to this species remain 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 the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species might belong in the genus Rhacophorus, not Philautus (Bossuyt and Dubois 2001).
Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Saibal Sengupta 2004. Philautus dubius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58837A11848118. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58837A11848118.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019