Pseudophilautus silus (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus silus Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 289. Holotype: WHT 3453, by original designation. Type locality: "Agra Arboretum, near Agarapatana, alt. 1555 m (06° 51′ N, 80° 41′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Pug-nosed Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 115).


Known from two areas of closed-canopy forest on either side of the Horton Plains plateau: lower central hills (1550-1600 m elevation), and near Agarapatana and Haputale, southern Sri Lanka.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Resembles Philautus microtympanum 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: 532. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 115, provided a brief account and color photograph. Ellepola, Herath, Manamendra-Arachchi, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, Pethiyagoda, and Meegaskumbura, 2021, PLoS One, 16(10: e0258594): 10, noted that on molecular criteria alone this nominal species is likely conspecific with Pseudophilautus fulvus. 

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