Pseudophilautus alto

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Pseudophilautus alto
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Pseudophilautus
Species: P. alto
Binomial name
Pseudophilautus alto
(Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2004)
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Philautus alto Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2004

Pseudophilautus alto (common name: Horton Plains shrub frog) is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. It is endemic to the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and known from the Horton Plains and Pattipola.[2]

Natural habitat of Pseudophilautus alto is tropical montane forest, but they can also be found in forest edge bordering tea plantations and anthropogenic habitats. They are typically found shrubs less than 0.3–2 metres above ground.[1]

Pseudophilautus alto is threatened by habitat loss. It occurs within the Horton Plains National Park.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Manamendra-Arachchi, K. & Pethiyagoda, R. (2004). "Pseudophilautus alto". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Pseudophilautus alto (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 August 2015.