Pseudophilautus auratus (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus auratus Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 279. Holotype: WHT 2356, by original designation. Type locality: "Morningside Forest Reserve (near Rakwana), alt. 1060 m (06° 24′ N, 80° 38′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

None noted.


Closed-canopy rainforest and cloud forest in the area of the Sinharaja World Heritage Site and nearby Kanneliya Forest, southwestern Sri Lanka, 513-1270 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Resembles Pseudophilautus pleurotaenia, Pseudophilautus asankai, and Pseudophilautus hoipolloi (and 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: 519. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported on a new site and habitat preference.

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