This species is restricted to Yi'ong, in Bomi County in Xizang Autonomous Region, China, where it has been recorded at around 2,300m asl. It possibly ranges more widely, and its distributional limits are still unclear.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits mixed forests, and lives under moss. It calls far from water in the breeding season, and probably breeds on land by direct development, like other species of the genus.
It has a small population size.
There are no known threats to this species.
Its only known locality is not with any protected area. Further surveys are needed to determine whether or not the species has a larger range than is currently known, and to gather further information regards its population status and habitat requirements.
This species is sometimes placed in the genus Liurana (see Fei et al. 1999).
Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau 2004. Limnonectes xizangensis. In: IUCN 2014