Pseudophilautus sordidus (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)

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

Philautus sordidus Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005, Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl., 12: 275. Holotype: WHT 2379, by original designation. Type locality: "Kanneliya Forest Reserve (Galle), alt. 150 m (06° 15′ N, 80° 20′ E)", Sri Lanka.

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

English Names

Grubby Shrub Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 117).


Southwestern and central Sri Lanka near flowing water at elevations of 60-1060 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Resembles Philautus macropus and may actually represent a lowland and a highland species, 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: 117, 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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