Pseudophilautus temporalis (Günther, 1864)

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

Ixalus temporalis Günther, 1864, Rept. Brit. India: 434. Syntypes: BMNH (6 specimens), including BMNH 1947.2.6.8, 1947.2.6.10-11 according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 20. BMNH 1947.2.6.9 designated lectotype by Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 187. Type locality: "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka).

Ixalus leucorhinus var. temporalisMüller, 1887, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 8: 256.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) temporalisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 55, 97.

Pseudophilautus temporalisLaurent, 1943, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 19: 2. Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 511.

Philautus temporalis — Inger In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 439. Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1985 "1984", J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 555.

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

Kirtixalus temporalisYu, Rao, Zhang, and Yang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 578.

Pseudophilautus temporalisLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Known only from the indefinite type locality ("Ceylon").

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Philautus leucorhinus (Rhacophoridae) by Laurent, 1943, Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg., 19: 2, but treated as a junior synonym of Philautus leucorhinus by most subsequent authors (e.g., Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 68; without discussion. Considered to be in Philautus by Inger IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 439; and Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1985 "1984", J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 555. See account (as Philautus temporalis) by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 155-159. Kuramoto and Joshy, 2003, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 22: 59, noted that detailed comparisons had not been done between South India and Sri Lankan populations implying that such comparisons would likely allow the discovery of additional species. See account by Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 187-188, who noted that the species, similar to Philautus nanus, had not been recollected in Sri Lanka since the syntypic series. According to Biju and Manamendra-Arachchi (GAA notes under Philautus temporalis), Indian specimens are referable to Philautus wynaadensis. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 78, provided systematic notes and access to literature to that point in time. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 141, who regarded the species as extinct.

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