This species is known from central and southwestern China in Sichuan, Guizhou and Hubei provinces, and from Phongsaly, Bolikhamxay and Khammouan provinces, Lao People's Democratic Republic. It occurs from 600-1,800 m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits hill streams and the surrounding broadleaf and mixed forests. It breeds in streams.
This is a very common although difficult to catch amphibian.
Habitat destruction and degradation are major threats to this species, in particular infrastructure for human settlement and water pollution from agriculture.
The range of this species overlaps with several protected areas.
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 sufficiently to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Inger et al. (1990) considered this taxon to be a subspecies of Leptolalax pelodytoides.
Fei Liang & Wu Guanfu 2004. Leptolalax oshanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57571A136561460. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57571A11646683.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019