Pseudophilautus fulvus (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus fulvus Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 255. Holotype: WHT 2949, by original designation. Type locality: "Laggala (Knuckles), alt. 1220 m (07° 33′ N, 80° 44′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Knuckles Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 102).


Northern Knuckles Range, 450–1220 m elevation, in central Sri Lanka.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Resembles Pseudophilautus zimmeri (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: 523. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 102, provided a brief account and color photograph. See comment under Pseudophilautus silus. Considered a likely synonym of Pseudophilautus silus by Ellepola, Herath, Manamendra-Arachchi, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, Pethiyagoda, and Meegaskumbura, 2021, PLoS One, 16(10: e0258594): 10, but did not take the taxonomic remedy. 

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