This Sri Lankan endemic is known from only from two localities: Hanthana range, Kandy (from 510-800m asl), and Tonacombe Estate, Namunukula (around 1,320m asl) (Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi 2005).
Habitat and Ecology
An inhabitant of closed-canopy forest, where it is usually found on large boulders close to streams. It is unlikely to be tolerant of habitat degradation. It breeds by direct development, and is not dependent upon water. The female excavates a deep hole in the forest floor where the eggs are then deposited.
It can be common in suitable habitat.
The main threat is likely to be water pollution due to agrochemicals.
This species has been recorded from Hantane Forest Reserve and the Gannoruwa Forest Reserve near Kandy.
Madhava Meegaskumbura, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi 2006. Pseudophilautus hallidayi. In: IUCN 2014