Pseudophilautus cavirostris

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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 cavirostris


Pseudophilautus cavirostris (Günther, 1869)

Type locality: "Southern Ceylon [= Sri Lanka]".

Holotype: BM 1868.3.17.32.


  • Polypedates cavirostris Günther, 1869
  • Ixalus fimbriatus Günther, 1872
  • Rhacophorus cavirostrisBoulenger, 1882
  • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) cavirostrisAhl, 1931
  • Philautus cavirostrisJiang, Hu & Zhao, 1987
  • Rhacophorus carvirostrisLue, Lai & Chen, 1994
  • Philautus (Kirtixalus) cavirostrisBossuyt & Dubois, 2001
  • Kirtixalus cavirostris — Yu, Rao, Zhang & Yang, 2009
  • Pseudophilautus cavirostris — Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao & Zhang, 2009


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2010. Berkeley, California: Pseudophilautus cavirostris. AmphibiaWeb, available at
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Pseudophilautus cavirostris  (Endangered) Downloaded on 07 July 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Tibetan Bubble-nest Frog