Pseudophilautus macropus (Günther, 1869)

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

Ixalus macropus Günther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 484. Holotype: BMNH 64.7.11.24 according to Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 190. Reregistered to 1947.2.8.78 according to Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 194. Type locality: "Southern Ceylon [Sri Lanka]".

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) macropusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 58, 131.

Rhacophorus macropusDutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 190.

Philautus macropusManamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 194.

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

English Names

Bigfoot Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 105).

Distribution

Restricted to streamside habitats in the Knuckles Range, central Sri Lanka, 603-760 m elevation.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Philautus nanus by Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 194-195. where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 81. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 102-103, provided systematic comments, bibliography, and range. 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: 526. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 105, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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