Pseudophilautus lunatus (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus lunatus Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 264. Holotype: WHT 3283, by original designation. Type locality: "Handapan Ell Plains (near Suriyakanda), alt. 1270 m (06° 26′ 42″ N, 080° 36′ 35″ E)", Sri Lanka.

Pseudophilautus lunatusLi, 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 (Handapan Ell Plains, near Suriyakanda, in the eastern part of the Sinharaja World Heritage Site, southern Sri Lanka), 1270 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Resembles Philautus ocularis 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: 526.

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