Pseudophilautus femoralis (Günther, 1864)

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

Ixalus femoralis Günther, 1864, Rept. Brit. India: 434. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.26.89 (formerly 1858.6.15.13) according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 20. Type locality: "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka).

Ixalus pulchellus Günther, 1872, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 4, 9: 88. Holotype: BMNH 71.12.16.7 (formerly 1871.12.16.7) according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 25. Type locality: "Peradeniya ... collected chiefly in the neighbourhood of the locality named .... Ceylon", Sri Lanka. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 101, and Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 185. This synonymy discussed by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 144.

Ixalus Fergusonii Günther, 1876, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 4, 17: 379. Syntypes: BMNH 76.3.21.39 (2 specimens according to the original publication); BMNH 1947.2.26.91 (formerly 76.3.21.39) designated lectotype by Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 27, and described on page 72-73. Type locality: "Ceylon" = Sri Lanka. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 101, and Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 185. This synonymy discussed by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 144.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) femoralisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 53, 78.

Philautus femoralis —Inger In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 553.

Philautus pulchellusInger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1985 "1984", J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 553.

Philautus fergusoniiInger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1985 "1984", J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 553.

Philautus (Philautus) femoralisBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 21.

Kirtixalus femoralisYu, Rao, Zhang, and Yang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 578.

Pseudophilautus femoralisLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519.

English Names

Southwestern Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).

Plain Green Bush Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66).

Green Bush Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 155).

Round-snout Pygmy Tree Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 147).

Leaf-nesting Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 98).

Distribution

Central hills of Sri Lanka, 1600-2135 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts by Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1985 "1984", J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 553, Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 142-145, and Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 154-155. Kuramoto and Joshy, 2003, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 22: 59, noted that detailed comparisons had not been done between South India and Sri Lankan populations implying that such comparisons would likely allow the discovery of additional species. See account by and Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 185-187, who noted that this species resembles Pseudophilautus viridis (as Philautus). Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 78, provided systematic notes, access to literature, and range. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 146-147, provided an account. 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: 522, who restricted the range to Sri Lanka, with records from India considered to have been based on misidentifications. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 98, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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