Pseudophilautus asankai (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus asankai Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 257. Holotype: WHT 3507, by original designation. Type locality: "Agra Arboretum, Torrington Estate, near Agarapatana, alt. 1665 m (06° 50′ 36″ N, 80° 40′ 40″ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Asanka's Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 94).

Distribution

Central hill country, 810-1830 m elevation, Sri Lanka.

Comment

Resembles Pseudophilautus pleurotaenia, Pseudophilautus hoipolloi, and Pseudophilautus auratus (all as Philautus), according to the original publication. 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: 518. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 94, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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