Pseudophilautus wynaadensis

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Pseudophilautus wynaadensis


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 wynaadensis


Pseudophilautus wynaadensis (Jerdon, 1854)

Type locality: "Ganapathivattan (Sultan's Battery; 11° 40´ N, 76° 17´ E), Wynaad, Kerala, India".

Neotype: MNHNP 1999.5596.


  • Phyllomedusa ? wynaadensis Jerdon, 1854
  • Ixalus wynaadensisJerdon, 1870
  • Philautus (Philautus) wynaadensisBossuyt & Dubois, 2001
  • Kirtixalus wynaadensis — Yu, Rao, Zhang & Yang, 2009
  • Pseudophilautus wynaadensis — Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao & Zhang, 2009


  • Jerdon, T.C. 1854 "1853": Catalogue of reptiles inhabiting the Peninsula of India. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 22: 522–534.
  • 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 wynaadensis. AmphibiaWeb, available at
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Pseudophilautus wynaadensis  (Endangered) Downloaded on 11 July 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Wynaad Bubble-nest Frog