Pseudophilautus decoris (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus decoris Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 282. Holotype: WHT 2358, by original designation. Type locality: "Morningside Forest Reserve (near Rakwana), alt. 1060 m (06° 24′ N, 80° 38′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Elegant Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 97).


Morningside Forest Reserve near Rakwana, at ca. 1060 m elevation, and Pituwala at 60 m elevation, southwestern Sri Lanka.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Resembles Pseudophilautus cavirostris, Pseudophilautus schmarda, and Pseudophilautus extirpo (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: 521. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 97, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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