Pseudophilautus hallidayi
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Meegaskumbura M & Manamendra-Arachchi K 2005 Description of eight new species of shrub frogs (Ranidae: Rhacophorinae: Philautus) from Sri Lanka. Raffles Bull Zool Suppl 12:305-338.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sri Lanka


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is likely to be water pollution due to agrochemicals.

Conservation Actions

This species has been recorded from Hantane Forest Reserve and the Gannoruwa Forest Reserve near Kandy.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Madhava Meegaskumbura, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi 2006. Pseudophilautus hallidayi. In: IUCN 2014


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