Uperodon palmatus

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Uperodon palmatus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Genus: Uperodon
U. palmatus
Binomial name
Uperodon palmatus
(Parker, 1934)
Ramanella palmata map-fr.svg

Ramanella palmata Parker, 1934

Uperodon palmatus is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is endemic to the central hills of Sri Lanka.[1][2] Common names Parker's dot frog, Parker's globular frog, and half-webbed pug-snout frog have been coined for it.[2]

Uperodon palmatus inhabits montane tropical moist forest habitats at elevations of 1,830–2,135 m (6,004–7,005 ft) above sea level. Adults occur in leaf-litter (at least partially fossorially), under stones and other ground cover, beneath bark, on the trunks of trees, and in the canopy. It is a rare species. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by the conversion of forests to cultivated land (tea plantations), logging, and droughts and fire (especially in the Horton Plains National Park). It occurs in a number of protected areas.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Manamendra-Arachchi, K. & de Silva, A. (2016). "Uperodon palmatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T57990A91605659. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T57990A91605659.en. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2019). "Uperodon palmatus (Parker, 1934)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 28 September 2019.