This species is known from Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand (Taylor, 1962, Berry, 1975 and Dring, 1987), and from Borneo (both Malaysia and Indonesia), where it is known from a number of scattered montane localities. The taxonomic status of populations on Natuna Islands is unclear (Dring, 1987). It has an altitudinal range of 1,000-1,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is generally found in submontane and montane forests, but can also occur in disturbed forest edges. During the day, they rest under dead leaves in the floor litter. It is thought to have direct-developing eggs.
It is generally common where it occurs.
Small-scale farming is increasingly threatening populations surrounding Gunung Kinabalu in Borneo.
It is known to occur in a number of protected areas in the Malay Peninsular, and in Borneo it occurs in Kinabalu and Gunung Mulu National Parks.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category
The relationship between the Peninsular population and the Bornean population requires further study.
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