Pseudophilautus nanus Günther, 1869

Southern shrub frog, Dakunu diga panduru madiya



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Philautus nanus Günther, 1869 "1868"; Polypedates nanus Günther, 1869 "1868"


Conservation Status


Last record: 1869 or before

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the lectotype (Manamendra-Arachchi & Silva, 2004).






Original scientific description:

Günther, A. C. L. G. (1869 "1868"). First account of species of tailless batrachians added to the collection of the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1868: 478–490.

Other references:

Bossuyt, F. and Dubois, A. 2001. A review of the frog genus Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae, Rhacophorinae). Zeylanica 6: 1-112.

Dutta, S.K. and Manamendra-Arachchi, K. 1996. The amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka. Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2020). Pseudophilautus nanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T58877A156583351. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

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

Manamendra-Arachchi, Kelum and Meegaskumbura, Madhava. (2012). The Taxonomy and Conservation Status of Amphibians in Sri Lanka, pp. 88-98. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka: Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D. K. and Wijesundara, S. (eds.). Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. viii + 476 pp.

Manamendra-Arachchi, K. 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: 163-303.

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.


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