Pseudophilautus nemus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Manamendra-Arachchi K & Pethiyagoda R 2005 The Sri Lankan shrub-frogs of the genus Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Ranidae:Rhacophorinae), with description of 27 new species. Raffles Bull Zool Suppl. 12:163-303.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 species is only known from Haycock Hill (Hiniduma) Forest Reserve (06° 20'N; 80° 18'E) in south-western Sri Lanka, at 660m asl (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005). It seems to be restricted to the type locality.

Habitat and Ecology

The type specimen was found in closed-canopy forest on a wet rock. It presumably breeds by direct development and is not dependent on water.


It is known only from the type specimen and is believed to be a very rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to the encroachment of tea plantations. It is probably also affected by agro-chemicals.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Haycock Hill-Hiniduma Forest Reserve; however, this reserve is in need of better management to ensure the persistence of this species.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda 2004. Pseudophilautus nemus. In: IUCN 2014


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