Pseudophilautus hankeni

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Hanken's shrub frog
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Pseudophilautus
Species:
P. hankeni
Binomial name
Pseudophilautus hankeni
Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Archchi, 2011[1]

Pseudophilautus hankeni, the Hanken's shrub frog, is a species of frogs in the family Rhacophoridae, endemic to the Knuckles Mountain Range, Sri Lanka.[2][3]

Its natural habitats are high-elevation montane forests of Sri Lanka. It is threatened by habitat loss and climate warming.[1] Pseudophilautus dilmah, which was discovered on April 2015 is described as sister taxon of P.hankeni.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Meegaskumbura, M. and Manamendra-Archchi, M. 2011. Two new species of shrub frogs (Rhacophoridae: Pseudophilautus) from Sri Lanka. Zootaxa. 2747: 1–18. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/z02747p018f.pdf
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Pseudophilautus hankeni Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2011". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Pseudophilautus hankeni & P. schneideri • new Shrub Frogs from Sri Lanka". Species New to Science. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Pseudophilautus dilmah". American Museum of Natural History. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.