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Pseudophilautus pardus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
 
Species Description: Meegaskumbura M, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Schneider CJ, Pethiyagoda R. 2007 New species mongst Sri Lanka's extinct shrub frogs (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae: Philautus) Zootaxa 1397:1-15

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Extinct (EX)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

Description
This species is distinguished from other Sri Lankan frogs by the dark spots on its dorsum and head, the high jaw angle, and by its lack of vomerine ridges, calcar, lingual papilla and lateral dermal fringe on its fingers.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sri Lanka

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It is known only from a single individual from "Ceylon". No habitat data are available.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Extinct

Trends and Threats
Extinct

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing

Comments
This recently described species is extinct. It was last collected prior to 1859.

References

Meegaskumbura, M., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., Schneider, C. J., and Pethiyagoda, R. (2007). ''New species amongst Sri Lanka's extinct shrub frogs (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae: Philautus).'' Zootaxa, 1397, 1-15.



Written by David B. Wake (wakelab AT berkeley.edu), MVZ
First submitted 2007-01-29
Edited by D. B. Wake (2007-01-29)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Pseudophilautus pardus <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/6883> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 28, 2017.



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Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2017. <http://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 28 Mar 2017.

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