This recently described species is currently known only from Orissa State, at the northern tip of the Eastern Ghats in eastern India. It has been collected at altitudes of around 770m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found underneath rotten sal leaves, and in loose leaf-covered soil and inside rotten logs sometimes close to riverbanks. The habitat type in which this species was collected is unclear, though it is likely to be tropical dry forest. This is presumed to be a direct developing species.
The population status of this species is not known.
The threats to this species are not known, though its habitat might be under pressure.
It is known only from the proposed Similipal Biosphere Reserve.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
Sushil Dutta 2004. Philautus similipalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58906A11853574. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58906A11853574.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019