This species is known with certainty from the Kakhien Hills of eastern Myanmar. There is an old record from western Yunnan Province, China, but there are insufficient details to enable it to be included in attempts to map this species' range. A record from northern Myanmar (Smith 1940) refers to Paa arnoldi.
Habitat and Ecology
This species probably inhabits, and breeds in, hill streams in forested areas.
This species' population status is not known. It has not been recorded in Myanmar since it was discovered over a century ago, and results from recent surveys of the area are not yet available (Wogan pers. comm.). There is no population status information available for China.
Threats to this species are not known.
Its known locality in Myanmar is just outside Hkakabo Razi National Park. Clarification of its taxonomic identity and the distribution of Paa frogs in the Himalayan foothills, eastern Myanmar and China, is also necessary to aid this species' conservation.
The taxonomic status of this species is not clear. It was considered a synonym of Nanorana yunnanensis by Bourret (1942).
Peter Paul van Dijk, Guinevere Wogan, Annemarie Ohler, Yang Datong 2004. Nanorana feae. In: IUCN 2013