Pseudophilautus oxyrhynchus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus oxyrhynchus (Günther, 1872)
Ixalus oxyrhynchus Günther, 1872
Philautus oxyrhynchus Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005
Taxonomic Notes: This species is considered distinct from Philautus leucorhinus 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
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 100 years, and extensive searches over the last ten years have failed to locate this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is an extinct Sri Lankan endemic, known only from the type locality of "Ceylon" (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005). Peradeniya is not the correct type locality (K. Manamendra-Arachchi pers. comm.). It is not possible to produce a meaningful distribution map for this species.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population:The species is known only from the lectotype. There have been no sightings since the species was described in 1872, and it is now believed to be extinct. Recent, extensive field surveys of the amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka have not rediscovered this frog.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The reason for the species' extinction is 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, Anslem de Silva. 2004. Pseudophilautus oxyrhynchus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58883A11843039. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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