Pseudophilautus mittermeieri (Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005)

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

Philautus mittermeieri Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 320. Holotype: WHT 3522, by original designation. Type locality: "Kottawa (Galle), elevation 60 m (06° 06′ N, 80° 20′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Mittermeier's Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 107).


Southeastern lowland forest (60-150 m elevation), Sri Lanka.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


The sister taxon of Philautus decoris 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: 527. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 107, provided a brief account and color photograph. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported the species in lowland forest in the Kanneliya Forest of southwestern Sri Lanka.

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