Nanorana parkeri
High Himalaya Frog
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

© 2012 Kai Wang (1 of 2)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, Nepal


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from southern and eastern Xizang, China and the Tibetan Plateau of Nepal. It has recently been reported from Kashmir by Dutta (1997), but the distribution within this region requires clarification. It occurs at elevations between 2,850-5,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits high-altitude grassland, forest, shrubs, lakes, ponds, marshes, streams and rivers in the Tibetan Plateau. It breeds explosively in suitable streams and marshes.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known major threats to this species. Overgrazing is potentially a threat, but is thought to have minimal impact.

Conservation Actions

Several protected areas are present within the range of this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Fei Liang, Lu Shunqing, Yang Datong, Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Nanorana parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58392A11766426. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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