This species is known from southwestern China in Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, from 1,100 up to 3,000m asl. It presumably occurs in neighbouring countries, in particular Viet Nam and Myanmar, but there have not so far been any records.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits forests, shrubland, alpine meadows and lakeshores. It breeds in marshes, ponds, ditches and backwaters in rivers.
It is an uncommon species.
Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species, in particular agriculture and water pollution.
A number of 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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Yang Datong, Lu Shunqing 2004. Rana chaochiaoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58569A11804690. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58569A11804690.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019