Pseudophilautus silus (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus silus Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 289. Holotype: WHT 3453, by original designation. Type locality: "Agra Arboretum, near Agarapatana, alt. 1555 m (06° 51′ N, 80° 41′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Pug-nosed Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 115).

Distribution

Known from two areas of closed-canopy forest on either side of the Horton Plains plateau: lower central hills (1550-1600 m elevation), and near Agarapatana and Haputale, southern Sri Lanka.

Comment

Resembles Philautus microtympanum according to the original publication. 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: 532. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 115, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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