Pseudophilautus macropus

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Pseudophilautus macropus


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 macropus


Pseudophilautus macropus (Günther, 1869)

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

Holotype: BM 1947.2.8.78.



  • 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.
  • Manamendra-Arachchi, K. & R. Pethiyagoda. 2005: The Sri Lankan shrub-frogs of the genus Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Ranidae: Rhacophorinae), with description of 27 new species. Contributions to Biodiversity Exploration and Research in Sri Lanka. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement, 12: 163–303.
  • 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 macropus. AmphibiaWeb, available at
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Pseudophilautus macropus  (Critically Endangered) Downloaded on 11 July 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Kangaroo Bubble-nest Frog