Pseudophilautus zimmeri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus zimmeri
Species Authority: (Ahl, 1927)
Philautus zimmeri Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005
Rhacophorus zimmeri Ahl, 1927
Taxonomic Notes: This species is considered distinct from Philautus microtympanum 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 70 years, and extensive searches over the last ten years have failed to locate this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This is an extinct Sri Lankan endemic, known only from the type locality of "Point de Galle, Ceylon".
Regionally extinct:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the holotype specimen described in 1927. There have been no records since this time and the species is now believed to be extinct. 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 reason for the species' extinction is not known, but presumably habitat loss contributed to its demise as the town of Galle is heavily urbanized.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva 2004. Pseudophilautus zimmeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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