Narayanghat Whipping Frog (Polypedates zed)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 170516858
Study of the Data Deficient Narayanghat Whipping Frog (Polypedates zed) from Chitwan District, Nepal.
Narayanghat Whipping Frogs (Polypedates zed) are only reported from Narayangart River, Central Nepal (310m). Narayani River marks the western boundary for Chitwan National Park (CNP). Dubois (1987) had reported and described with morphometric characterization for first time from Narayangart, Chitwan District. According to the IUCN Red List of threatened species category (2004), P.zed is Data Deficient.
i. Determine population status of P.zed in Chitwan district.
ii. Determine distribution and habitat of the species in Chitwan District including CNP and buffer zone.
iii. Identification of potential threats (predator, pollution, habitat distruction etc.) to P.zed.
iv. Educate local, park official and students of its conservation.