Pseudophilautus stellatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus stellatus (Kelaart, 1853)
Philautus stellatus Bossuyt & Dubois, 2001
Polypedates stellata Kelaart, 1853
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species is known only from the now lost holotype.

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, Rohan Pethiyagoda, Sushil Dutta, 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 known only from the type locality of Nuwara Eliya (06º 57'N, 80º 47'E) [Newera-Elllia], in Sri Lanka (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population:It is known only from the lost holotype. There have been no records since the species was described in 1853, and it is now believed to be extinct. Recent, extensive field surveys of the amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka, including at the type locality, have failed to rediscover 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 threats that resulted in the extinction of this species are not known, although presumably habitat loss was a major factor.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda, Sushil Dutta, Anslem de Silva. 2004. Pseudophilautus stellatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58919A11856322. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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