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Range DescriptionThis species occurs in central and southern Myanmar from the Chindwin River valley east through Thailand, Cambodia, southern Lao PDR, southern Viet Nam, and south into the upper Malay Peninsula (Myanmar, Thailand) (Hoffmann and Smith 2005). This distribution may include the northern and central regions of Lao PDR, as signs of its presence in the wild and fresh kills in markets have been identified, but only to the genus level (Duckworth et al. 1994; Duckworth 1996). Distribution is enigmatic in the north and east, with few confirmed records. Thai distribution would suggest that the species has spread with human-related forest loss in the northern highlands of Lao PDR, particularly one might surmise along the lowland valleys. The mapped range in Myanmar is largely speculative, further work is likely to show that the species is more restricted within this country. A collection expedition in Thailand (pre-1950's) recorded this species as occurring at 4,300 feet on Doi Ang Ka (modern name Doi Inthanon) (Allen and Coolidge 1940). Further work is needed to determine the upper limit of this species.