Pseudophilautus dimbullae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus dimbullae
Species Authority: (Shreve, 1940)
Philautus dimbullae Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005
Rhacophorus dimbullae Shreve, 1940
Taxonomic Notes: This species is considered distinct from Philautus microtympanum, following Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda (2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded for over 60 years, and extensive searches over the last ten years have failed to locate this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is a Sri Lankan endemic, known only from the type locality of "Queenwood Estate, Dimbulla, Ceylon", at 1,500m, where it was collected in 1933 (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005).
Regionally extinct:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the holotype. There have been no records since its original collection and the species is now believed to be extinct because recent, extensive field surveys of the amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka, including at the type locality, have not rediscovered this frog.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat requirements of this species are not known. It presumably bred by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats that resulted in the extinction of this species are not known, although presumably habitat loss was a contributing factor.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has not been recorded from any protected areas.

Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva 2004. Pseudophilautus dimbullae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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