Pseudophilautus reticulatus (Günther, 1864)

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

Polypedates reticulatus Günther, 1864, Rept. Brit. India: 431. Holotype: BMNH 54.3.21.1 according to Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 202. Reregistered as 1947.2.8.60 according to Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 181. Type locality: "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka).

Rhacophorus reticulatusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 81.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) reticulatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 131.

Philautus (Kirtixalus) reticulatusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 20.

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

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Closed canopy habitats in the central and southwestern rainforests of Sri Lanka, 30-900 m elevation.

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Philautus microtympanum by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 202, where it had been placed by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 173. Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 181-185, provided an account and noted this species to resemble Philautus papillosus. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 104, provided bibliography, systematic comments, 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: 530. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported the species in lowland forest in the Kanneliya Forest of southwestern Sri Lanka.

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