Siril Wijesundara's Shrub Frog, Siril Wijesundarage 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 a green tinge and maroon blotches fairly symmetrically placed, snout and interorbital area maroon demarcating a triangle; lateral maroon patch below eye, flank yellowish white blotches on maroon; limbs dorsally olive green, fore limbs, hind limbs, fingers and toes with prominent maroon cross bands; ventral side off-white with brown blotches, throat area, hands and feet dark brown (Wickramasinghe et al.,2013).
Colour in alcohol: Colour pattern remains the same with a little fading, olive green changes to yellow (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 sirilwijesundarai: Siril Wijesundara's Shrub Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/7992> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 19, 2021.
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