Pseudophilautus sarasinorum (Müller, 1887)

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

Ixalus sarasinorum Müller, 1887, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 8: 256. Syntypes: NHMB 1217-18; NHMB 1217 designated lectotype by Forcart, 1946, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 57: 129. Type locality: "Peradenia", Sri Lanka.

Micrixalus sarasinorumBoulenger, 1888, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1888: 205.

Staurois sarasinorumForcart, 1946, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 57: 129.

Philautus sarasinorumManamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 222.

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

English Names

Muller's [sic] Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 113).

Distribution

Known from two disjunct population in the Central Hills and Knuckles range, Sri Lanka, at elevation of ca. 1250-1300 m.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Philautus nanus by Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 222, where it had been placed by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 190. It had also been considered a synonym of Philautus microtympanum by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 52. Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 222-225, provided an account and noted this species to resemble Philautus fergusonianus, Philautus regius, and Philautus stictomerus. 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: 531. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 113, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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