Saturday, July 2, 2011

[Herpetology • 2007] Pseudophilautus maia & P. pardus (firstly: Philautus) • New amongst Sri Lanka's extinct Frogs


Pseudophilautus maia
(Meegaskumbura, Manamendra-Arachchi, Schneider & Pethiyagoda, 2007)
Synonyms of Pseudophilautus macropus (Günther, 1869)

Type locality: "Poojagodde (Poojagoda) Estate, Ramboda, Sri Lanka".
Holotype: BM 76.3.21.19

Synonyms:
Philautus maia Meegaskumbura, Manamendra-Arachchi, Schneider, and Pethiyagoda, 2007
Pseudophilautus macropus Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009



Pseudophilautus pardus
(Meegaskumbura, Manamendra-Arachchi, Schneider & Pethiyagoda, 2007)

Type locality: "Sri Lanka".
Holotype: BM 1947.2.7.96.

Synonyms:
Philautus pardus Meegaskumbura, Manamendra-Arachchi, Schneider, and Pethiyagoda, 2007
Pseudophilautus pardus Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009


References:
Meegaskumbura, M., K. Manamendra-Arachchi, C. J. Schneider & R. Pethiyagoda. 2007: New species amongst Sri Lanka's extinct shrub frogs (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae: Philautus). Zootaxa, 1397: 1-15.: http://Meegaskumbura-etal-2007_Zootaxa-2.pdf

Li, J.-t., J. Che, R. W. Murphy, H. Zhao, E.-m. Zhao, D.-q. Rao & Y.-p. Zhang. 2009: New insights to the molecular phylogenetics and generic assessment in the Rhacophoridae (Amphibia: Anura) based on five nuclear and three mitochondrial genes, with comments on the evolution of reproduction. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 53: 509-522.

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