Two new species discovered

by Madhava Meegaskumbura on January 20th, 2011

Two species of new frogs of Pseudophiluautus were described in January 2011. One of these, P. schneideri was found from Sinharaja World Heritage site. It is often found in disturbed areas and forest gaps. The other frog, P. hankeni, was found from the highest peaks of the Knuckles mountain range. Because of the very restricted distribution of this species, this will eventually be categorized as a critically endangered species.