Amolops kaulbacki
family: Ranidae

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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: India, Myanmar


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Pangnamdim, in the Nam Tamai Valley, in extreme northern Myanmar (Smith 1940).

Habitat and Ecology

It can be presumed that this species inhabits torrential streams or waterfall areas, like other species in the genus, although this has not yet been confirmed.


Only two known specimens were collected in 1937-39, so this species' population status is not known. Results from recent herpetological surveys are not yet available (Wogan pers. comm.).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species, which occurs in what is a pristine area of Myanmar.

Conservation Actions

Its range is within Hkakabo Razi National Park. Evaluating the taxonomic status of this species compared to Amolops viridimaculatus (a fairly widespread species found in, and endemic to, adjoining Yunnan Province, China) is advisable.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is very similar to Amolops viridimaculatus, an endemic of adjacent Yunnan Province, China.


Peter Paul van Dijk, Guinevere Wogan 2004. Amolops kaulbacki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58214A11749190. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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