Cornufer aculeodactylus (Brown, 1952)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae > Genus: Cornufer > Species: Cornufer aculeodactylus

Platymantis aculeodactylus Brown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 46. Holotype: USNM 119769, by original designation. Type locality: "Torokina area, Bougainville Island", Solomon Islands.

Cornufer aculeodactylusBrown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2. 

Platymantis aculeodactylusZweifel, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 120, by reference to Brown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2–3.

Platymantis aculeodactylaGünther, 1999, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 75: 327–328, by implication. Unjustified emendation according to Kraus and Allison, 2007, Zootaxa, 1485: 29-30.

Cornufer aculeodactylus — Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 140.

English Names

Torokina Wrinkled Ground Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).


Bougainville (Papua New Guinea), Choiseul, and Santa Isabel Islands, Solomon Islands.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 97, provided a brief account as did Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 47-48.

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