The Info List - Philautus

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is a genus of shrub frogs in the family Rhacophoridae
from Asia. Some species in this genus are now considered extinct by IUCN, while others are widespread and abundant (such as the recently described P. abundus, which was specifically named for this fact). The taxonomy of the group is unclear, with many poorly described species.[1] This genus is unique in that development not direct, with all growth inside the egg and no free-swimming tadpole stage.[2] Some species have been found to bury their eggs in soil, although they are arboreal, and others attach their eggs to leaves.[3]


1 Revision 2 List of species 3 Notes 4 References

Revision[edit] In early 2009, Delhi University
Delhi University
researchers revised this genus after discovering and rediscovering species in Western Ghats
Western Ghats
forest.[4] List of species[edit] There are currently 51 species in this genus:[5]

Philautus abditus
Philautus abditus
Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999 Philautus acutirostris
Philautus acutirostris
(Peters, 1867) Philautus acutus
Philautus acutus
Dring, 1987 Philautus amoenus
Philautus amoenus
Smith, 1931 Philautus aurantium
Philautus aurantium
Inger, 1989 Philautus aurifasciatus
Philautus aurifasciatus
(Schlegel, 1837) Philautus bunitus
Philautus bunitus
Inger, Stuebing, and Tan, 1995 Philautus cardamonus
Philautus cardamonus
Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002 Philautus
catbaensis Milto, Poyarkov, Orlov, and Nguyen, 2013 Philautus cinerascens
Philautus cinerascens
(Stoliczka, 1870) Philautus cornutus
Philautus cornutus
(Boulenger, 1920) Philautus
davidlabangi Matsui, 2009 Philautus disgregus
Philautus disgregus
Inger, 1989 Philautus dubius
Philautus dubius
(Boulenger, 1882) Philautus erythrophthalmus
Philautus erythrophthalmus
Stuebing and Wong, 2000 Philautus everetti
Philautus everetti
(Boulenger, 1894) Philautus garo
Philautus garo
(Boulenger, 1919) Philautus gunungensis
Philautus gunungensis
Malkmus and Riede, 1996 Philautus hosii
Philautus hosii
(Boulenger, 1895) Philautus ingeri
Philautus ingeri
Dring, 1987 Philautus jacobsoni
Philautus jacobsoni
(Van Kampen, 1912) Philautus
juliandringi Dehling, 2010 Philautus
kakipanjang Dehling and Dehling, 2013 Philautus kempiae
Philautus kempiae
(Boulenger, 1919) Philautus kempii
Philautus kempii
(Annandale, 1912) Philautus kerangae
Philautus kerangae
Dring, 1987 Philautus leitensis
Philautus leitensis
(Boulenger, 1897) Philautus longicrus
Philautus longicrus
(Boulenger, 1894) Philautus
macroscelis (Boulenger, 1896) Philautus maosonensis
Philautus maosonensis
Bourret, 1937 Philautus microdiscus
Philautus microdiscus
(Annandale, 1912) Philautus mjobergi
Philautus mjobergi
Smith, 1925 Philautus namdaphaensis
Philautus namdaphaensis
Sarkar and Sanyal, 1985 Philautus
nianeae Stuart, Phimmachak, Seateun, and Sheridan, 2013 Philautus pallidipes
Philautus pallidipes
(Barbour, 1908) Philautus petersi
Philautus petersi
(Boulenger, 1900) Philautus poecilius
Philautus poecilius
Brown and Alcala, 1994 Philautus refugii
Philautus refugii
Inger and Stuebing, 1996 Philautus sanctisilvaticus
Philautus sanctisilvaticus
Das and Chanda, 1997 Philautus saueri
Philautus saueri
Malkmus and Riede, 1996 Philautus schmackeri
Philautus schmackeri
(Boettger, 1892) Philautus similipalensis
Philautus similipalensis
Dutta, 2003 Philautus similis
Philautus similis
Van Kampen, 1923 Philautus surdus
Philautus surdus
(Peters, 1863) Philautus surrufus
Philautus surrufus
Brown and Alcala, 1994 Philautus tectus
Philautus tectus
Dring, 1987 Philautus tytthus
Philautus tytthus
Smith, 1940 Philautus umbra
Philautus umbra
Dring, 1987 Philautus vermiculatus
Philautus vermiculatus
(Boulenger, 1900) Philautus vittiger
Philautus vittiger
(Boulenger, 1897) Philautus worcesteri
Philautus worcesteri
(Stejneger, 1905)


^ Karthikeyan Vasudevan, M. S. Chaitra & R. K. Aggarwal (2007). "Pernicious descriptions of 'new' frogs from the Western Ghats, India" (PDF). Current Science. 92 (3): 281–282.  ^ S. D. Biju (2003). "Reproductive mode in the shrub frog Philautus glandulosus (Jerdon, 1853) (Anura: Rhacophoridae)" (PDF). Current Science. 84 (3): 283–284.  ^ M. M. Bahir; M. Meegaskumbura; K. Manamendra-Arachchi; C. J. Schneider; R. Pethiyagoda (2005). "Reproduction and terrestrial direct development in Sri Lankan shrub frogs (Ranidae: Rhacophorinae: Philautus)" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 12: 339–350. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-17.  ^ University of Delhi
University of Delhi
(February 3, 2009). "Dozen New Tree Frogs Discovered In Rapidly Vanishing Habitat In India". ScienceDaily.  ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). " Philautus
Gistel, 1848". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 


Gururaja, KV and Dinesh, KP and Palot, MJ and Radhakrishnan, C and Ramachandra, TV (2007) A new species of Philautus
Gistel (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa 1621:pp. 1–16. PDF Manamendra-Arachchi, K.& R. Pethiyagoda. 2005 The Sri Lankan shrub-frogs of the genus Philautus
Gistel, 1848 (Ranidae: Rhacophorinae), with description of 27 new species. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement No. 12:163-303 PDF Meegaskumbura, M. & K. Manamendra-Arachchi. 2005. Description of eight new species of shrub-frogs (Ranidae: Rhacophorinae: Philautus) from Sri Lanka. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement No. 12:305-338. PDF

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q950461 ADW: Philautus EoL: 39978 GBIF: 2421433 iNaturalist: 26280 ITIS: