Pseudophilautus eximius


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus eximius
Species Authority: (Shreve, 1940)
Philautus eximius Shreve, 1940

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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 70 years, and extensive searches over the last ten years have failed to locate this species.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: This species is known only from the holotype. There have been no sightings since 1933 and the species is believed to now 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 the 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 eximius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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