This species is endemic to the northern Knuckles Range in central Sri Lanka, and has been recorded from 450-1,220m asl (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005).
Habitat and Ecology
It is found mainly in closed-canopy habitats that include natural forest, anthropogenic habitats, secondary forests, and cardamom plantations. Adults have been observed at night perched 2-4m above ground on branches, tree trunks, and moss-covered rocks (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005). It is a direct developer, and is not dependent on water.
It is a common species.
The major threats are habitat destruction (including the extraction of wood for subsistence use, and infrastructure development for human settlement) and agro-chemical pollution.
It is found in the Knuckles Forest Reserve.
Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda 2004. Pseudophilautus fulvus. In: IUCN 2014