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Philautus dubius
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Philautus
Gistel, 1848

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Philautus is a group of shrub frogs. This group of species is in the family Rhacophoridae. They live in Asia. Some frogs in this genus are now extinct, meaning there are none alive now, but others live in large numbers. Scientists are not sure how the different frogs are related to each other or to other frogs.[1]

These frogs never swim as tadpoles. They hatch out of eggs as froglets, or small frogs.[2] Some frogs bury their eggs in soil. Others lay eggs on leaves.[3]

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In 2009, scientists from Delhi University found many frogs in the forest in the Western Ghat Mountains.[4]

List of species[change | change source]

The following species are in Philautus:[5]

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  1. 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.
  2. S. D. Biju (2003). "Reproductive mode in the shrub frog Philautus glandulosus (Jerdon, 1853) (Anura: Rhacophoridae)" (PDF). Current Science. 84 (3): 283–284.
  3. 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.
  4. University of Delhi (February 3, 2009). "Dozen New Tree Frogs Discovered In Rapidly Vanishing Habitat In India". ScienceDaily.
  5. 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 2019.

References[change | change source]

  • 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 Archived 2007-06-18 at the Wayback Machine
  • 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 Archived 2007-06-17 at the Wayback Machine