Cornufer akarithymus (Brown and Tyler, 1968)

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

Platymantis akarithymus Brown and Tyler, 1968, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 81: 76. Holotype: SAMA 7073, by original designation. Type locality: "Pomugu area about seven miles northwest of Kandrian on the south coast of New Britain Island".

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

Cornufer (Aenigmanura) akarithymus — Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 153. 

English Names

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


Low to moderate elevations in the Whiteman, Nakanai, and Baining mountain ranges, New Britain Island (Papua New Guinea).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 91, provided a brief account. Kraus and Allison, 2007, Zootaxa, 1485: 14-17, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 493.

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