IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Distribution

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Range Description

Elachistodon westermanni occurs in South Asia. In India, this species is known from Purnea in Bihar, Mal, Bardighi and Calcutta in West Bengal, Wardha, Akola and Amravathi in Maharashtra, and from Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal (Sharma 2003, Captain et al. 2005, Nande and Deshmukh 2007, Dandge 2008). This species has recently been recorded from Surat and Bhavnagar (Vyas 2006), and also from Jesar, Mankhetra and Sasan in Gujarat (Vyas 2010) and the Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh (S. Thakur pers comm. March 2011). There is a recent record from the buffer zone of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur District, Maharashtra (S. Wazalwar unpubl. data).It has also been recorded in Rangpur, Bangladesh (its type locality, see Smith 1943) and Chitwan, Nepal (Captain et al. 2005). It has been recorded from 40 to 1000 m asl.

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