Pseudophilautus hypomelas

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Pseudophilautus hypomelas


Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

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


Pseudophilautus hypomelas (Günther, 1876)

Type locality: "Ceylon" = Sri Lanka.

Lectotype: BM 1947.2.27.8.


  • Ixalus hypomelas Günther, 1876
  • Rhacophorus (Philautus) hypomelasAhl, 1931
  • Philautus hypomelasRao, 1937
  • Philautus (Philautus) hypomelasBossuyt & Dubois, 2001
  • Pseudophilautus hypomelas — Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009


  • Günther, A.C.L.G. 1876: Notes on the mode of propagation of some Ceylonese tree-frogs, with description of two new species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 4, 17: 377–380.
  • 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 hypomelas. AmphibiaWeb, available at
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Pseudophilautus hypomelas  (Extinct) Downloaded on 10 July 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Long-spined Bubble-nest Frog