Pseudophilautus hoffmanni

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Pseudophilautus hoffmanni


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 hoffmanni


Pseudophilautus hoffmanni (Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005)

Type locality: "Corbett's Gap (Knuckles Hills), elevation 1,245 m (07° 22´ N, 80° 51´ E)", Sri Lanka.

Holotype: WHT 6120.


  • Philautus hoffmanni Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005
  • Pseudophilautus hoffmanni — Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009


  • Meegaskumbura, M.; Manamendra-Arachchi, K. 2005: Description of eight new species of shrub frogs (Ranidae: Rhacophorinae: Philautus) from Sri Lanka. In: Yeo, C.J.; Ng, P.K.L. & Pethiyagoda, R. (eds.) Contributions to biodiversity exploration and research in Sri Lanka. Raffles bulletin of zoology, supplement 12: 305–338. PDF
  • 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 hoffmanni. AmphibiaWeb, available at
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Pseudophilautus hoffmanni  (Endangered) Downloaded on 10 July 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Hoffmann's Bubble-nest Frog