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Taruga Meegaskumbura, Meegaskumbura, Bowatte, Manamendra-Arachchi, Pethiyagoda, Hanken, and Schneider, 2010

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Taruga
3 species

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.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Higher elevations of Sri Lanka.

Comment

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: 34413446, confirmed the placement of Taruga, the former Polypedates eques group, as the sister taxon of Polypedates

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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