This recently described species is currently known only from the type locality of Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh, India, where it was collected below 100m asl, although it is expected to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a semi-arboreal species that is mostly associated with scrub forest, grassland and rural areas. Breeding takes place in permanent pools, although there is little other information available on its egg deposition or larval ecology.
It is considered to be rare.
Since it is known only from within a protected area, there are no known threats to its habitat at present.
Further taxonomic studies of this species are recommended. Its only known locality is Dudhwa National Park.
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.
Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Saibal Sengupta 2004. Chiromantis dudhwaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58788A11829417. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58788A11829417.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018