This species is known from Shangluolong, in southern Xizang Autonomous Region, China, and from two small populations in the states of West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh in India. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded from 100-2,000m asl in India.
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been recorded in India as being arboreal and associated with tropical moist forest. Breeding has been recorded from bushes near to small forest ponds. In China it is known from bamboo forests, where it hides in the stems of the bamboo during the day.
It has not been recorded in China for 90 years, while in India the population is small and is believed to be in decline.
The main threats to this species are deforestation for subsistence use, and infrastructure development for industrial purposes and as part of urbanization processes.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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