Pseudophilautus adspersus (Günther, 1872)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Pseudophilautus > Species: Pseudophilautus adspersus

Ixalus adspersus Günther, 1872, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 4, 9: 87. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.26.89 (formerly 71.12.14.36) according to Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 73. Type locality: "Peradeniya ... collected chiefly in the neighbourhood of the locality named . . . . Ceylon", Sri Lanka. Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 205, noted the type locality as "Nuwara Eliya, a resort town among mountains rising to 1,700-2,500 m".

Rhacophorus (Philautus) adspersusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 94.

Philautus adspersus —Inger In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 526.

Philautus (Philautus) adspersusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 24.

Pseudophilautus adspersusLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519. Provisional change by implication.

English Names

Sri Lanka Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality in central Sri Lanka.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Philautus variabilis by Inger IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 526, where it had been placed by Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 74. This arrangement was followed tentatively by Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 73, Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 73, and Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 24. Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 202-205, provided an account and noted this species as extinct. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 174, and Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 19, considered records for Karnataka, India, to be erroneous. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 139, who regarded the species as extinct.

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