Pseudophilautus pleurotaenia (Boulenger, 1904)

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

Rhacophorus pleurotaenia Boulenger, 1904, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 15: 430. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.7.64 (formerly 1903.9.26.49) according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 37. Reported as lost by Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 227. Type locality: "Kandy", Sri Lanka.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) pleurotaeniaAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 57, 127.

Philautus (Kirtixalus) pleurotaeniaBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 37.

Philautus pleurotaeniaManamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 228.

Kirtixalus pleurotaeniaYu, Rao, Zhang, and Yang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 578, by implication.

Pseudophilautus pleurotaeniaLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519. Implied provisional arrangement.

English Names

Side-striped Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 108).

Distribution

Known only from three localities, the type locality (Kandy) and Gannoruwa and Nawalapitaya, near Kandy, Sri Lanka, cal 684 m elevation.

Comment

Resurrected provisionally from the synonymy of Polypedates microtympanum by Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 107, where it had been placed by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 174. Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 225-228, provided an account and noted this species to resemble Philautus asankai, Philautus hoipolloi, and Philautus auratus. 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: 529. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 108, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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