This species is known from southwestern and central China in Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces, and from extreme northern Viet Nam near the border with China. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded from 1,400-3,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits upper montane forest, and breeds in pools and ponds, sometimes being found in disturbed areas close to human habitation. Males were heard calling from beside temporary pools.
It is very common in China. It was first discovered in Viet Nam in 2000, and is reportedly uncommon there.
Logging and agriculture are major threats to the species.
A number of protected areas are present within the range of this species. In Viet Nam the known range is within Hoang Lien Son National Park and Tay Con Linh II National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree 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.
Rhacophorus puerensis might be a synonym of this species (Orlov et al. 2001).
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