Pseudophilautus hallidayi 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Pseudophilautus hallidayi
Species Authority: (Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005)
<i> Philautus hallidayi</i> Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Madhava Meegaskumbura, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurence is less than 20,000km2, it is currently known from only two localities, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This Sri Lankan endemic is known from only from two localities: Hanthana range, Kandy (from 510-800m asl), and Tonacombe Estate, Namunukula (around 1,320m asl) (Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population:It can be common in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:An inhabitant of closed-canopy forest, where it is usually found on large boulders close to streams. It is unlikely to be tolerant of habitat degradation. It breeds by direct development, and is not dependent upon water. The female excavates a deep hole in the forest floor where the eggs are then deposited.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is likely to be water pollution due to agrochemicals.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from Hantane Forest Reserve and the Gannoruwa Forest Reserve near Kandy.

Citation: Madhava Meegaskumbura, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi. 2006. Pseudophilautus hallidayi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61881A12560572. . Downloaded on 05 December 2016.
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