Pseudophilautus oxyrhynchus Günther, 1872

Sharp-snouted shrub frog, Thiyunu hombu panduru madiya



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ixalus oxyrhynchus Günther, 1872; Philautus oxyrhynchus Günther, 1872


Conservation Status


Last record: 1872 (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2020)

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. (1872). Descriptions of some Ceylonese reptiles and batrachians. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 4, 9: 85-88.

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. 1997. Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.

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 oxyrhynchus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T58883A156583754. Downloaded on 27 June 2021.

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

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.

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.


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