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Volume 4 | Number 1 | May 2012 v4i1.68 taprobanica 4 1


Volume 4 | Number 1 | May 2012
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 9 May 2012
Accepted date: 15 May 2012
Published date: 28 May 2012
Pp. 57–58.

The advertisement call of Kandyan shrub frog (Pseudophilautus rus)

Dinal J. S. Samarasinghe*
*E-mail: dinal.salvator@gmail.com

The Kandyan Shrub Frog, Pseudophilautus rus is known only from two localities around Kandy (500–800 m a.s.l), Sri Lanka; Kiribathkumbura and Pilimatalawa. Mature males attain a SVL of 20.6–24.1 mm and mature females up to 23.1 mm. P. rus perches on low vegetation, usually on leaves and branches of shrubs, grass, and logs, 0.1–1.5 m above the ground. Males of the species produce one of the most frequently heard calls in suburban and urban areas in Kandy, together with the common shrub frog P. popularis. Here, I describe for the first time the advertisement call of P. rus.

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