Pseudophilautus hypomelas Günther, 1876



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Philautus hypomelas Günther, 1876; Ixalus hypomelas Günther, 1876


Conservation Status

Last record: 1876 or before

Rediscovered in ?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Günther, A. (1876). Notes on the mode of propagation of some Ceylonese tree frogs with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 4, 17: 377-380.


Other references:

Dutta, Sushil K. and Manamendra-Arachchi, Kelum. (1996). The amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka. Colombo: Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka. [pp. 145-147]

Kirtisinghe, P. (1957). The Amphibia of Ceylon. Colombo, Ceylon: Self published.

Manamendra-Arachchi, Kelum and Pethiyagoda, R. (2005). The Sri Lankan shrub-frogs of the genus Philautus Laurent, 1943 (Ranidae, Rhacophorinae), with description of 27 new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement [volume?]: 163-303.

Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva. (2004). Pseudophilautus hypomelas. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

Wickramasinghe, L.J.M., D.R. Vidanapathirana, M.D.G. Rajeev & N. Wickramasinghe (2013). Rediscovery of Pseudophilautus hypomelas (Günther, 1876) (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Peak Wilderness, Sri Lanka, a species thought to be extinct! Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(17): 5181-5193.


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