Pseudophilautus adspersus

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Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Rhacophoridae
Subfamilia: Rhacophorinae
Genus: Pseudophilautus
Species: † Pseudophilautus adspersus


Pseudophilautus adspersus (Günther, 1872)

Type locality: "Peradeniya... collected chiefly in the neighbourhood of the locality named.... Ceylon", Sri Lanka.

Holotype: BM 1947.2.26.89.


  • Ixalus adspersus Günther, 1872
  • Rhacophorus (Philautus) adspersusAhl, 1931
  • Philautus adspersusInger in Frost, 1985
  • Philautus (Philautus) adspersusBossuyt & Dubois, 2001
  • Pseudophilautus adspersus — Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009


  • Günther, A.C.L.G. 1872: Descriptions of some Ceylonese reptiles and batrachians. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 4, 9: 85–88.
  • Bossuyt, F. & A. Dubois. 2001: A review of the frog genus Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae, Rhacophorinae). Zeylanica. Colombo, 6: 1–112.
  • Li, J.-t., J. Che, R. W. Murphy, H. Zhao, E.-m. Zhao, D.-q. Rao & Y.-p. Zhang. 2009: New insights to the molecular phylogenetics and generic assessment in the Rhacophoridae (Amphibia: Anura) based on five nuclear and three mitochondrial genes, with comments on the evolution of reproduction. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 53: 509–522.
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Pseudophilautus adspersus  (Extinct) Downloaded on 07 July 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Sri Lanka Bubble-nest Frog