Observations on the Breeding Behavior of Philautus regius Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005 (Amphibia: Ranidae: Rhacophorinae) in Nilgala, Monaragala District in Sri Lanka

D. M. S. Suranjan Karunarathna, A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe

Abstract


Breeding behavior of the recently described Philautus regius Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005 in Nilgala forest vicinity is the firstly described observation on the breeding of Philautus regius documented in the nature. According to our observation this is the first record of a Philautus species digging two holes, similar to those by nesting marine turtles.

Keywords


Amphibians; Ranidae; Philautus; breeding behavior; conservation; Sri Lanka

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