Cornufer bufoniformis (Boulenger, 1884)

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

Rana bufoniformis Boulenger, 1884, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1884: 210. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.1.85 (formerly according to Brown, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 459. Type locality: "Treasury Island", Solomon Islands.

Rana (Discodeles) bufoniformisBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 239.

Discodeles bufoniformisNoble, 1931, Biol. Amph.: 523, by implication.

Rana bufoniformis bufoniformisHediger, 1934, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 65: 484.

Cornufer (Potamorana) bufoniformis — Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 149. 

English Names

Treasury Island Webbed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).

Warty Webbed Frog (Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 37).


Throughout the Solomon Islands, except for Guadalcanal and San Cristobal.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands


See comment under Discodeles opisthodon. See account by Brown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 37-39. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 81, provided a brief account as did Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 37-38.

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