Pseudophilautus hoffmanni

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Pseudophilautus hoffmanni
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Pseudophilautus
Species: P. hoffmanni
Binomial name
Pseudophilautus hoffmanni
(Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005)
Synonyms

Philautus hoffmanni Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005

Pseudophilautus hoffmanni is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. It is endemic to Sri Lanka and only known from near its type locality in the Knuckles Mountain Range.[1][2]

Its natural habitat is closed-canopy montane cloud forest where it has been found in shrubs in gaps. It also occurs in cardamon plantations within the forest and in gaps caused by selective logging. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by subsistence agriculture and logging. Also drought is a threat.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Meegaskumbura, M. & Manamendra-Arachchi, K. (2006). "Pseudophilautus hoffmanni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T61882A12560896. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Pseudophilautus hoffmanni (Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 17 January 2016.