Pseudophilautus samarakoon

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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 samarakoon

Name[edit]

  • Pseudophilautus samarakoon Wickramasinghe, Vidanapathirana, Rajeev, Ariyarathne, Chanaka, Priyantha, Bandara & Wickramasinghe, 2013: 3869, figs. 20–22; Images 35–39; Tables 19–21
Holotype: NMSL 2013.07.01 NH, 03.iv.2010, adult female; coll. L.J.M.W., D.R.V., S.C.A. & A.W.A.C.
Type locality: Sripada (Peak Wilderness), Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka (060 48’31”N & 800 28’14”E; 1335m).
Etymology: Named after Ananda Vijith Samarakoon (Assistant Director, Department of Wildlife), in great appreciation of his efforts in educating the wildlife officers for the conservation of the country’s biodiversity at large.

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.