Pseudophilautus frankenbergi (Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005)

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

Philautus frankenbergi Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 323. Holotype: WHT 2554, by original designation. Type locality: "Horton National Park, elevation 2135 m (06° 46′ N, 81° 07′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Frankenberg's Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 101).


Restricted to the highest peaks of the Central Hills, 1850-2135 m elevation, Sri Lanka.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


The sister taxon of Pseudophilautus auratus (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: 522. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 101, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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