Cornufer gilliardi (Zweifel, 1960)

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

Platymantis gilliardi Zweifel, 1960, Am. Mus. Novit., 2023: 10. Holotype: AMNH 64253, by original designation. Type locality: "Iambon, Gilliard Camp no. 6, elevation 1500 feet, Whiteman Mountains, New Britain".

Cornufer gilliardiBrown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2.

Platymantis gilliardiZweifel, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 120, by reference to Brown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2-3; Brown and Tyler, 1968, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 81: 69-86.

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

English Names

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


Whiteman Ranges of New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, ca. 1500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 92, provided a brief account. See Richards, Mack, and Austin, 2007, Zootaxa, 1639: 41–55, provided comparative call and morphological data and noted that the paratypes are unlikely conspecific with the holotype. 

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