Pseudophilautus nanus

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Pseudophilautus nanus
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Extinct  (yes) (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Pseudophilautus
Species: P. nanus
Binomial name
Pseudophilautus nanus
(Günther, 1869)

Polypedates nanus Günther, 1869
Philautus nanus (Günther, 1869)
Rhacophorus nanus (Günther, 1869)

Pseudophilautus nanus is an extinct species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae. It was endemic to Sri Lanka. This species is known to science only from the lectotype. There have been no records since the species was described in 1869, from material collected in southern Sri Lanka, so it is now believed to be extinct. Recent, extensive field surveys of the amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka have failed to rediscover this frog along with many other members of this genus.


  • Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva 2004. Pseudophilautus nanus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2012.