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Pseudophilautus leucorhinus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus leucorhinus
Species Authority: (Lichtenstein & Martens, 1856)
Synonym/s:
Ixalus leucorhinus Lichtenstein & Martens, 1856
Philautus leucorhinus Roux, 1928
Taxonomic Notes: Specimens recorded as Philautus temporalis and P. leucorhinus from the Western Ghats of India are now considered to be P. wynaadensis. P. temporalis and P. leucorhinus are endemic species of Sri Lanka (S.D. Biju and K. Manamendra-Arachchi pers. comm.; Bossuyt and Dubois 2001).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, S.D. Biju, Anslem de Silva
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded for around 150 years, and extensive searches over the last ten years have failed to locate this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka) (Dutta and Manmendra-Arachchi 1996). The type locality is too general to allow the production of a meaningful map for this species.
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the type specimen (collected before description in 1856), and it is now believed to be extinct, because recent, extensive field surveys of the amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka have failed to rediscover 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 causes of the species' extinction are not known, but 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, S.D. Biju, Anslem de Silva 2004. Pseudophilautus leucorhinus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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