Pseudophilautus popularis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus popularis (Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005)
Philautus popularis Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs widely in southwestern Sri Lanka, and has been recorded from 15-700m asl. There are records from Perediniya, Galle, Kitugale and Pussellawe.
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives up to 1 metre above the ground on leaves and twigs in lowland moist forest, degraded forest, small farms, and urban gardens in the lowland wet zone. It is very adaptable. It is a species that breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agro-chemical pollution and intensive urbanization is a major threat to this species, although these are mainly localized at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes Labugama-Kalatuwawa Forest Reserve.

Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda. 2004. Pseudophilautus popularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58889A11844381. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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