Pseudophilautus hoffmanni (Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005)

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

Philautus hoffmanni Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 318. Holotype: WHT 6120, by original designation. Type locality: "Corbett's Gap (Knuckles Hills), elevation 1,245 m (07° 22′ N, 80° 51′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

None noted.


Restricted to the vicinity of the type locality (Corbett's Gap, Knuckles Hills, southern Sri Lanka, 1245 m elevation).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


The sister species of Pseudophilautus asankai (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: 524. Ellepola, Herath, Manamendra-Arachchi, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, Pethiyagoda, and Meegaskumbura, 2021, PLoS One, 16(10: e0258594): 10, noted that on molecular criteria alone this nominal species is likely conspecific with Pseudophilautus asankai.

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