Pseudophilautus schmarda

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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 schmarda


Pseudophilautus schmarda (Kelaart, 1854)

Type locality: "Adam's Peak (5,600 feet)", Sri Lanka.

Neotype: WHT 3353.


  • Polypedates (?) Schmarda Kelaart, 1854
  • Polypedates (?) SchmardanaKelaart, 1854
  • Ixalus poecilopleurus Lichtenstein & Martens, 1856
  • Ixalus schmardaePeters, 1860
  • Ixalus schmardanusFerguson, 1875
  • Philautus schmardanusBoulenger, 1882
  • Rhacophorus (Philautus) schmardanusAhl, 1931
  • Theloderma schmardanusLiem, 1970
  • Theloderma schmardanumFrost, 1985
  • Theloderma schmardaDutta & Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996
  • Philautus schmardaManamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005
  • Kirtixalus schmarda — Yu, Rao, Zhang & Yang, 2009
  • Pseudophilautus schmarda — Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao & Zhang, 2009


  • Kelaart, E.F. 1854: Descriptions of new species of Ceylon Reptiles. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 2, 13: 407–408.
  • 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 schmarda. AmphibiaWeb, available at

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Schmarda Bubble-nest Frog