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Published: 2011-08-24

Description of the complex advertisement call of Pseudophilautus popularis (Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005) (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae)

The Young Zoologists’ Association of Sri Lanka (YZA), National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
Amphibia Rhacophoridae

Abstract

In Sri Lanka, the family Rhacophoridae consists of 72 species and 67 of them belong to the genus Pseudophilautus (Laurent) (Meegaskumbura et al. 2010; Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Arachchi 2011; Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Arachchi 2005). Pseudophilautus popularis (Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda 2005) is a small frog where males would attain snout-vent-lengths between 17.7–21.3 mm and gravid females attaining lengths around 23.0–25.6 mm. It is found in elevations approximately up to 1070 m above sea level (asl). It is a widely distributed species found in many localities within the wet zone. As the name suggests, it is commonly encountered near anthropogenic habitats and forest edges (Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda 2005, Karunarathna & Amarasinghe 2010). Pseudophilautus popularis perches on low vegetation, generally on shrubs 0.2–1.5 m above the ground. Here, I describe the complex advertisement call of P. popularis.

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How to Cite

SAMARASINGHE, D. J. S. (2011). Description of the complex advertisement call of <em>Pseudophilautus popularis </em>(Manamendra-Arachchi &amp; Pethiyagoda, 2005) (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae). Zootaxa, 3002(1), 62–64. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3002.1.7