AmphibiaWeb - Pseudophilautus eximius


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Pseudophilautus eximius (Shreve, 1940)
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
genus: Pseudophilautus
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Extinct (EX)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sri Lanka


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Pseudophilautus eximius was endemic to Sri Lanka and could be found at elevations of 1,500m (Stuart et al 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This species was last seen in 1933 and is now believed to be extinct (Stuart et al 2008).

Trends and Threats
There is no exact explanation for the extinction of this species, but the most probable cause is believed to be habitat loss (Stuart et al 2008).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss

Originally submitted by: Krystal Gong (first posted 2000-09-08)
Edited by: Vance T. Vredenburg (2010-09-28)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Pseudophilautus eximius <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 1, 2023.

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