Tag Archives: Pseudophilautus

Pseudophilautus oxyrhynchus (Günther)

Sharp-snouted Shrub Frog (Pseudophilautus oxyrhynchus)

The Sharp-snouted Shrub Frog was described in 1872, it was endemic to the island of Sri Lanka.

The species is now considered extinct.

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Depiction from: ‘George Albert Boulenger: Catalogue of the Batrachia Salientia s. Ecaudata in the collection of the British Museum. 2d ed.. London: printed by order of the Trustees 1882’

(public domain)

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edited: 14.06.2020

Pseudophilautus pardus (Meegaskumbura, Manamendra-Arachchi, Schneider and Pethiyagoda)

Panther Shrub Frog (Pseudophilautus pardus)

The Panther Shrub Frog was described in 2007, like many of its congeners, this species is known from only a single specimen which in this case was collected sometimes prior to 1858 at an unknown locality on the island of Sri Lanka.

The specimen measures 3,2 cm (snout-vent length).

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edited: 14.06.2020

Pseudophilautus adspersus (Günther)

Sri Lankan Shrub Frog (Pseudophilautus adspersus)

This species is known from at least two specimens, one of which was collected at Nuwara Eliya, a small town in the highlands of the Central Province.

The body reached a length of 3,3 to 4,1 cm.

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Depiction from: ‘George Albert Boulenger: Catalogue of the Batrachia Salientia s. Ecaudata in the collection of the British Museum. 2d ed.. London: printed by order of the Trustees 1882’

(public domain)

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edited: 14.06.2020

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.

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edited: 14.06.2020

Pseudophilautus nasutus (Günther)

Sharp-snout Pygmy Shrub Frog (Pseudophilautus nasutus)

The Sharp-snout Pygmy Shrub Frog was described in 1868, it was endemic to the island of Sri Lanka.

The species is considered extinct.

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Depiction from: ‘George Albert Boulenger: Catalogue of the Batrachia Salientia s. Ecaudata in the collection of the British Museum. 2d ed.. London: printed by order of the Trustees 1882’

(public domain)

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edited: 14.06.2020

Pseudophilautus extirpo (Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda)

Blunt-snouted Shrub Frog (Pseudophilautus extirpo)

The Blunt-snouted Shrub Frog, described in 2005, is known only from the holotype that was collected in 1882, or even earlier, at some unknown locality on the island of Sri Lanka.

The single specimen is an adult female measuring 4,35 cm (snout-vent length). 

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edited: 14.06.2020