Pseudophilautus rus (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus rus Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 250. Holotype: WHT 3474, by original designation. Type locality: "Kiribatkumbura (near Peradeniya), alt. 450 m (07° 16′ N, 80° 34′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Kandyan Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 112).


Kandy region at 500-800 m elevation, central Sri Lanka.


Most similar to Philautus temporalis, Philautus popularis, and Philautus nanus according to the original publication. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 634. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 112, provided a brief account and color photograph.

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