Species Description: Correcting earlier error (where Philautus variabilis was synonymized with Ghatixalus variabilis; both are valid species)
Color in preservative: Head and dorsum yellow and ashy brown. Loreal and tympanic areas, inguinal region, and flanks yellow and ashy brown. Dorsal surfaces of forelimb, thigh, shank and foot are brown and ash. Lateral forelimb brown and ash. Posterior thigh white with brown splotches. Throat and chest white with light-brown patches. Throat margins white. Belly, ventral surface of thigh, and webbing are pale yellow. Limbs are not crossbarred (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005).
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Günther, A. (1859). Catalogue of the Batrachia Salientia in the collection of the British Museum. Taylor and Francis, London.
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., and 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 2009-03-30
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2010-09-28)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Pseudophilautus variabilis <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/7273> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Nov 15, 2018.
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