Pseudophilautus silvaticus (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus silvaticus Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 285. Holotype: WHT 3295, by original designation. Type locality: "Handapan Ell Plains (near Suriyakanda), alt. 1270 m (06° 26′ 42″ N, 080° 36′ 35″ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Forest Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 116).


Known only from the Sinharaja World Heritage Site, 510-1270 m elevation, southern Sri Lanka.


Resembles Philautus procax and Philautus abundus 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: 533. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 116, provided a brief account and color photograph. See comment by Batuwita, De Silva, and Udugampala, 2019, J. Threatened Taxa, 11: 13126, on the presence of nuptial pads in males. 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 limbus.  

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