Pseudophilautus maia (Meegaskumbura, Manamendra-Arachchi, Schneider, and Pethiyagoda, 2007)

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

Philautus maia Meegaskumbura, Manamendra-Arachchi, Schneider, and Pethiyagoda, 2007, Zootaxa, 1397: 3. Holotype: BMNH 1876.3.21.19, by original designation. Type locality: "Poojagodde (Poojagoda) Estate, Ramboda, Sri Lanka".

Pseudophilautus maiaLi, 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 sole specimen from the type locality (Poojagoda Estate, Ramboda, Sri Lanka); considered extinct in the original publication.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Most likely related to to Philautus femoralis according to the original publication. 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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