Polypedates zed
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Nepal


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to its habitat at present.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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