Pseudophilautus bambaradeniyai Wickramasinghe, Vidanapathirana, Rajeev, Ariyarathne, Chanaka, Priyantha, Bandara et al., 2013
Bambaradeniya's Shrub Frog; Bambaradeniyage panduru madiya
|Species Description: Wickramasinghe LJM, Vidanapathirana DR, Rajeev MDG, Ariyarathne SC, Chanaka AWA, Priyantha LLD, Bandara IN, Wickramasinghe N. 2013 Eight new species of Pseudophilautus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Sripada World Heritage Site (Peak Wilderness), a local amphibian hotspot in Sri Lanka. J Threatened Taxa 5:3789-3920.|
Colour in life: Dorsum dark brown with blackish blotches, large dark brown marking covering much of the anterior, blackish cross band between eyes, a prominent off-white vertebral stripe from the tip of snout to anus, and continuing down the hind limbs symmetrically, lateral body lighter; limbs dark brown, fore limbs, hind limbs, fingers and toes with blackish-brown cross bands; ventral side off white with light brown blotches, hands, feet and webbing lighter (Wickramasinghe et al., 2013).
Colour in alcohol: Colour pattern remains with a little fading, off-white vertebral stripe prominent on dark brown, ventral side off-white all over (Wickramasinghe et al., 2013).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sri Lanka
This frog was found from the forest floor to about 1.5 m high shrubs in lowland rain forests to lower montane rain forests (Wickramasinghe et al., 2013).
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Molecular phylogenetic evidence suggests that P. bambaradeniyai is genetically closely related to P. frankenbergi (Wickramasinghe et al., 2015).
Bahir, M. M., Meegaskumbura, M., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., Schneider, C. J., and Pethiyagoda, R. (2005). ''Reproduction and terrestrial direct development in Sri Lankan shrub frogs (Ranidae: Rhacophorinae: Philautus).'' The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 12, 339-350. [link]
Batuwita S, Udugampala S, DeSilva M, Diao J and Edirisinghe U. (2019). "A review of amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka: distribution, recent taxonomic changes and conservation." Journal of Animal Diversity, 1(2), 44-82. [link]
Wickramasinghe, L.J.M., D.R. Vidanapathirana, M.D.G. Rajeev, S.C. Ariyarathne, A.W.A. Chanaka, L.L.D. Priyantha, I.N. Bandara & N. Wickramasinghe (2013). Eight new species of Pseudophilautus (Amphibia, Anura, Rhacophoridae) from Sripada World Heritage Site (Peak Wilderness), a local amphibian hotspot in Sri Lanka. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(4): 3789–3920 [link]
Wickramasinghe, LJM, Bandara IN, Vidanapathirana DR, Tennakoon KH, Samarakoon SR and Wickramasinghe N. (2015). "Pseudophilautus dilmah, a new species of shrub frog (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from a threatened habitat Loolkandura in Sri Lanka." Journal of Threatened Taxa, 7(5), 7089–7110. [link]
Originally submitted by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (2021-05-09)
Description by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (updated 2021-05-09)
Distribution by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (updated 2021-05-09)
Life history by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (updated 2021-05-09)
Comments by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (updated 2021-05-09)
Edited by: Michelle S.Koo (2021-05-09)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Pseudophilautus bambaradeniyai: Bambaradeniya's Shrub Frog; Bambaradeniyage panduru madiya <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/7985> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 28, 2023.
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