Dayawansa's Shrub Frog; Dayawansage 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: Dorsally brown with dark brown blotches; much of the dorsum covered with a dark brown marking, forming a clear semicircular blackish margin anteriorly, its center with a large light brown triangle, prominent, symmetrically placed on dorsum with the base on sacral hump pointing towards head, its margins blackish-brown and outer area dark brown, three prominent blackish-brown circular spots, two between eyes, and right in front another circular dark brown spot, posterior part from sacrum light brown; lateral body, and behind eyes dark brown with an olive green tinge; limbs dark brown, forelimbs, hind limbs, fingers and toes with maroon cross bands, hind limbs laterally olive green tinge; ventrally light brown with dark brown blotching, hands, feet and webbing darker (Wickramasinghe et al. 2013).
Colour in alcohol: Colour pattern remains with a little fading, maroon to dark brown, venter light brown to off-white with darker marbling, green tinge absent (Wickramasinghe et al. 2013).
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
All frogs of this genus are terrestrial direct developers (Bahir et al. 2005).
As of yet, no molecular phylogenetic analysis has been done on this species to determine its relation to other representatives of the same genus.
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
Originally submitted by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (2021-08-01)
Description by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (updated 2021-08-01)
Distribution by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (updated 2021-08-01)
Life history by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (updated 2021-08-01)
Comments by: Dayupathi Eranda Nipunika Mandawala (updated 2021-08-01)
Edited by: Michelle S. Koo (2021-08-01)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Pseudophilautus dayawansai: Dayawansa's Shrub Frog; Dayawansage panduru madiya <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/7986> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 1, 2022.
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