Pseudophilautus newtonjayawardanei

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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 newtonjayawardanei

Name[edit]

  • Pseudophilautus newtonjayawardanei Wickramasinghe, Vidanapathirana, Rajeev, Ariyarathne, Chanaka, Priyantha, Bandara & Wickramasinghe, 2013: 3843, figs. 14–16; Images 26–28; Tables 13–15
Holotype: NMSL 2013.05.01 NH, 05.ii.2010, adult female; coll. L.J.M.W, D.R.V., M.D.G.R., S.C.A. & A.W.A.C.
Type locality: Sripada (Peak Wilderness), Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka (060 48’36”N & 800 28’59”E; 1559m).
Etymology: Named after Newton Jayawardane, a leading surgeon by profession and is an ardent naturalist, in great appreciation of his dedicated service to Sri Lanka, both as a surgeon and a wildlife conservationist.

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.