Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dull-green shrub frog (Pseudophilautus viridis)

English: Dull-green shrub frog
Binomial: Pseudophilautus viridis
Sinhala: අඳුරු කොළ පඳුරු මැඩියා[Anduru kola panduru madiya]

Pseudophilautus viridis is an endemic species of frog restricted to central highlands of Sri Lanka. Occurs in the elevations between 1555m to 1830m above the sea level. No water is required to lay eggs. They deposit eggs in a hole excavated by the female in the wet soil of the forest floor. Habitat loss and agricultural activities has become a major threat for this frog. IUCN Red list status of P. viridis is 'Endangered'.

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