Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Nepal
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IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from Dharan, and its immediate vicinity, in Nepal, where it has been recorded from 100-300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a fossorial species associated with sandy marshland.
It is common within its known restricted range.
The main threat to this species is the pollution of marshland by agrochemicals.
Further work is required to resolve the taxonomic issues surrounding this species' genus, including whether or not this is a valid species. It has been recorded from Kashitapo Wildlife Sanctuary.
The systematics of this genus are problematic.
Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Sphaerotheca swani. In: IUCN 2012