Pseudophilautus dayawansai

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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 dayawansai

Name[edit]

  • Pseudophilautus dayawansai Wickramasinghe, Vidanapathirana, Rajeev, Ariyarathne, Chanaka, Priyantha, Bandara & Wickramasinghe, 2013: 3806, figs. 5–7; Images 8–12; Tables 4–6
Holotype: NMSL 2013.02.01 NH, 23.x.2011, adult male; coll. L.J.M.W, D.R.V., M.D.G.R., S.C.A., A.W.A.C. & L.L.D.P.
Type locality: Sripada (Peak Wilderness), Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka (060 48’30”N & 800 29’19”E; altitude 1679m)
Etymology: Named after Nihal Dayawansa, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Zoology, University of Colombo in recognition of his dedicated service and commitment towards amphibian research work in Sri Lanka.

References[edit]

  • Wickramasinghe L.J.M., Vidanapathirana D.R., Rajeev M.D.G., Ariyarathne S.C., Chanaka A.W.A., Priyantha L.L.D., Bandara I.N., Wickramasinghe N., 2013: Eight new species of Pseudophilautus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Sripada World Heritage Site (Peak Wilderness), a local amphibian hotspot in Sri Lanka. Journal of threatened taxa, 5: 3789–3920. PDF.