Pseudophilautus alto (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus alto Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 244. Holotype: WHT 2721, by original designation. Type locality: "Norton Plains National Park, alt. 2135 m (06° 46′ N, 80° 47′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

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


Horton Plains and Pattipola in the Central hills of Sri Lanka, at elevations of 1850-2300 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Most similar to Pseudophilautus malcolmsmithi, Pseudophilautus rugatus, Pseudophilautus cuspis, and Pseudophilautus zorro (all as Philautus), according to the original publication. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 518. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 93, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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