Pseudophilautus abundus (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus abundus Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 271. Holotype: WHT 3006, by original designation. Type locality: "Labugama Forest Reserve, Labugama, alt. 78 m (06° 51′ 71″ N, 80° 10′ 43″ E)", Sri Lanka.

Pseudophilautus abundusLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519. Provisional change by implication.

English Names

Labungama Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 92).


Southwestern lowlands of Sri Lanka, 78-150 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Similar to Pseudophilautus abundus and Pseudophilautus silvaticus (both as Philautus) according to the original publication. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 92, provided a brief account and color photograph. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported the species in lowland forest in the Kanneliya Forest of southwestern Sri Lanka. Ellepola, Herath, Manamendra-Arachchi, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, Pethiyagoda, and Meegaskumbura, 2021, PLoS One, 16(10: e0258594): 10, noted that on molecular criteria alone this nominal species is likely conspecific with Pseudophilautus procax

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