Uperodon obscurus (Günther, 1864)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Uperodon > Species: Uperodon obscurus

Callula obscura Günther, 1864, Rept. Brit. India: 438. Holotype: BMNH, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 93. Type locality: "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka).

Ramanella obscuraParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 91.

Uperodon obscurus — Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140. 

English Names

Sri Lanka Dot Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Ceylonese Narrow-mouthed Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 98).

Brown Pug-snout Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 83).


Low elevation hills of wet central Sri Lanka, including the Sinharaja Forest, Knuckles Range, and Namunukula and Udwattakele, 460-1220 m elevation.


See accounts by Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 82-83, and Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 44-48. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 65, provided relevant literature and range. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 626-627. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 83, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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