This species is endemic to the Himalayan foothills of eastern Nepal, and has been recorded from 100-300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal tropical forest inhabitant. Amplexus, breeding and egg deposition take place on branches and leaves close to ponds.
It is considered to be rare when compared to other Nepalese Polypedates species.
There are no known threats to its habitat at present.
It has been recorded from Royal Chitwan National Park. Recent fieldwork has been undertaken by Shresthra (2001).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since, although it has been recorded over a very wide area, there are only very few records, and very little is known about its extent of occurrence, status and habitat requirements.
This species is sometimes placed in the genus Rhacophorus.
Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Polypedates zed. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58967A11852479. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58967A11852479.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018