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Pseudophilautus eximius
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Extinct (EX)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sri Lanka

 

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Pseudophilautus eximius was endemic to Sri Lanka and could be found at elevations of 1,500m (Stuart et al 2008).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This species was last seen in 1933 and is now believed to be extinct (Stuart et al 2008).

Trends and Threats
There is no exact explanation for the extinction of this species, but the most probable cause is believed to be habitat loss (Stuart et al 2008).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss



Written by Krystal Gong (mskgong AT SFSU.EDU), SFSU
First submitted 2000-09-08
Edited by Vance Vredenburg (2010-09-28)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Pseudophilautus eximius <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/4408> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 23, 2017.



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Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2017. <http://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 23 Oct 2017.

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