Pseudophilautus popularis (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus popularis Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 251. Holotype: WHT 3469, by original designation. Type locality: "Kiribatkumbura (near Peradeniya), alt. 450 m (07° 16′ N, 80° 34′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Common Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 109).


Southern Sri Lanka in wet forest, 0-1067 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Similar to Philautus temporalis, Philautus nanus, and Philautus rus, according to the original publication. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 109, 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. Samarasinghe, 2011, Zootaxa, 3002: 62-64, reported on the advertisement call.

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