Pseudophilautus stictomerus (Günther, 1876)

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

Ixalus stictomerus Günther, 1876 "1875", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1875: 575. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.8.54 (formerly 1874.4.29.51) according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 27. Type locality: "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka).

Rhacophorus stictomerusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 78.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) stictomerusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 58, 127.

Philautus stictomerusDutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 163. Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 228. .

Philautus (Philautus) stictomerusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 27.

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

English Names

Orange-canthal Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 119).

Distribution

Low elevations in wet forests, 60-515 m elevation, southwestern Sri Lanka.

Comment

Placed in the synonymy of Philautus microtympanum by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 174; this rejected by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 163-65, who provided an account. Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 228-230, provided an account. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 86-87, provided systematic notes, access to literature, and range. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 634-635. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 119, provided a brief account and color photograph. 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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