Pseudophilautus dimbullae (Shreve, 1940)

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

Rhacophorus dimbullae Shreve, 1940, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 53: 105. Holotype: MCZ 20878, by original designation. Type locality: "Queenwood Estate, Dimbulla, 5000 feet, Ceylon [= Sri Lanka]".

Philautus dimbullaeManamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 218.

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Queenwood Estate, Dimbulla Valley, Sri Lanka).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Removed from the synonymy of Philautus microtympanum by Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 218, where it had been placed by De Silva, 1955, Spolia Zeylan., 27: 248; Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 196. Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 218-220, provided an account, noted that it resembles Pseudophilautus nasutus, Pseudophilautus adspersus, and Pseudophilautus halyi (as Philautus), and considered this species to be extinct. 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: 139, who regarded the species as extinct. Regarded as extinct by Batuwita, Udugampala, De Silva, Diao, and Edirisinghe, 2019, J. Anim. Diversity, 1: 48, and Jayawardena, Senevirathne, Wijayathilaka, Ukuwela, Manamendra-Arachchi, and Meegaskumbura, 2017, Ceylon J. Sci., 46 (Special issue): 48. 

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