Pseudophilautus zimmeri (Ahl)

Rumassala Shrub Frog (Pseudophilautus zimmeri)

The Rumassala Shrub Frog wass described in 1927, it is one of several species within its genus that are endemic to the island of Sri Lanka, it is known only from the holotype that was collected in the vicinity of what today is Galle, a large city at the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

The species reached a size of 3,16 cm (snout-vent length).

The Rumassala Shrub Frog is now considered extinct, it disappeared due to habitat loss caused by urbanization.


edited: 14.06.2020