Cornufer cheesmanae (Parker, 1940)

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

Platymantis cheesmanae Parker, 1940, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 5: 257. Holotype: BMNH 1938.6.5.28, by original designation (renumbered 1947.2.4.43, according to Günther, 2006 "2005", Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 55: 86). Type locality: "dense forest in the Cyclops Range, Dutch New Guinea [=Papua, Indonesia], at 3000-4000 feet".

Cornufer cheesmaniBrown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2. Incorrect subsequent spelling of the species name. See discussion by Brandon-Jones, Duckworth, Jenkins, Rylands, and Sarmiento, 2007, Zootaxa, 1541: 41-48.

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

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

English Names

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


Cyclops Mountains, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia; Bewani Mountains, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.


See account by Zweifel, 1969, Am. Mus. Novit., 2374: 16-17. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364-368, provided the Bewani Mountain record. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 87, provided a brief account.

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