Rhacophorus dimbullae Shreve, 1940
Adult female holotype 44.8 mm SVL. Elongated body, with dorsally convex head and flat interorbital and internarial regions. Discernible, oblique tympanum with prominent supratympanic fold. Snout angled at 100 degrees (category 6 of Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005), truncated in lateral profile, with sharp canthi and concave lores. Lingual papilla lacking. Calcar lacking. Vomerine teeth present with about 10 small teeth on vomerine ridge. Pineal ocellus lacking. Supernumerary tubercles present on palm and sole. Fingers with lateral dermal fringe, rudimentary webbing between Fingers I and II. Toes medially webbed, and having weakly developed fringe on the outer edge of Toe V from the toe tip to mid-foot. Tarsal fold and tubercle lacking. Shagreened dorsum and upper flank. Smoothly granular throat and chest, roughly granular belly and underside of thigh, granular lower flank. Dorsal surfaces of thigh, shank and foot are smooth (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005).
Color in preservative: Head and body brown on dorsal surfaces. Dark brown interorbital bar. W-shaped dark brown marking on anterior dorsum. Limbs light brown with incomplete darker brown crossbanding. Posterior thigh light brown with dark brown patches. Upper lip light brown while the lower lip is yellow. Upper flank dark brown, lower flank pale yellow. Throat pale buff with brown margins. Webbing is dark brown (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005).
Distribution and habitat
Pseudophilautus dimbullae was endemic to Sri Lanka, from the type locality "Queenwood Estate, Dimbullen, Ceylon", which is located at 1,500 m asl. The habitat that this species required is not known (Stuart et al. 2008); there is no mention of the habitat in the original paper (Shreve 1940).
- Manamendra-Arachchi, K. & de Silva, A. 2004. Philautus dimbullae. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 July 2007.
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