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Common Name : Polonnaruwa Shrub Frog     -       Scientific Name : Pseudophilatus regius       -       Other Name : Raja Rata Panduru Mediya (S)
Hunuwilagama
10/25/2015
Radagama
11/14/2015
Radagama
11/14/2015

This is an endemic species found in the northwestern and eastern dry zone of the country.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as “Vulnerable” (National Red List 2012).

This is a species protected under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance as amended by Act No. 22 of 2009.

This species was known from the northeastern parts of the country close to Polonnaruwa. However having followed its call I photographed this species at Hunuwilagama.  It is common in Hunuwilagama and Radagama areas. I’m grateful to Uditha Hettige and Mendis Wickramasinghe, both of whom are experts in herpatogolgy, for helping me to confirm the identity of this species.