Species Description: Manamendra-Arachchi, K. and Pethiyagoda, R. 2005. The Sri Lankan shrub-frogs of the genusPhilautusLaurent, 1943 (Ranidae, Rhacophorinae), with description of 27 new species.Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement: 163-303.
Color in alcohol: Dorsal surfaces of head and body are light/dark brown with white patches. Loreal and tympanic regions dark brown. Upper lip light brown. Flanks and inguinal area dark brown with white patches. Forelimb, thigh, and shank are crossbarred. Posterior thigh is dark brown with white spots. Throat and margins, as well as the chest, are light brown with dark brown patches. Chest light brown with dark brown patches. Webbing light brown.
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Manamendra-Arachchi, K., and Pethiyagoda, R. (2005). ''The Sri Lankan shrub-frogs of the genus Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Ranidae: Rhacophorinae), with description of 27 new species.'' Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 12, 163-303.
Stuart, S., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Berridge, R., Ramani, P., Young, B. (eds) (2008). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, IUCN, and Conservation International, Barcelona, Spain; Gland, Switzerland; and Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Written by Krystal Gong (mskgong AT sfsu.edu), SFSU
First submitted 2009-05-11
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2010-09-28)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Pseudophilautus extirpo <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/6504> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jan 17, 2019.
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