Taruga Meegaskumbura, Meegaskumbura, Bowatte, Manamendra-Arachchi, Pethiyagoda, Hanken, and Schneider, 2010
Taruga Meegaskumbura, Meegaskumbura, Bowatte, Manamendra-Arachchi, Pethiyagoda, Hanken, and Schneider, 2010, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 39: 83. Type species: Polypedates fastigo Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2001, by original designation.
Higher elevations of Sri Lanka.
Formerly the Polypedates eques group, and forming the sister taxon of Polypedates according to the original publication. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, confirmed the phylogenetic placement of this taxon in their study of Genbank sequences, but employed an antiquated taxonomy that obscures this result. Li, Li, Klaus, Rao, Hillis, and Zhang, 2013, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 110: 3441–3446, confirmed the placement of Taruga, the former Polypedates eques group, as the sister taxon of Polypedates.
Contained taxa (3 sp.):
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