This species is known from northern Myanmar (Bhamo and Teinzo, upper Ayeyarwady valley towards the Yunnan border), eastern Bangladesh (Khabongpuria in Khagrachari Hill-district), eastern Nepal, and also northeast India. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. The record from Bangladesh was originally incorrectly identified as Rana tytleri, but has subsequently been assigned to this species. It is found at elevations below 500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This frog is associated with riparian forest habitats. Breeding takes place in forest streams. Its adaptability to secondary habitats is not known.
It is a very poorly know species, and there are not many recent records. It is considered to be rare in Nepal. It has not been recorded in Myanmar since the type series was first collected over 100 years ago. Results from recent surveys in Myanmar are not yet available (G. Wogan pers. comm.).
Deforestation and infrastructure development are the main threats to this species.
The range of this species is most likely just outside the Hkakabo Razi National Park in Myanmar. It is likely to occur in several protected areas in India, and Nepal, but this is not yet confirmed. It is protected by national legislation in India.
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.
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