Cornufer guppyi (Boulenger, 1884)

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

Rana guppyi Boulenger, 1884, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1884: 211. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.1.87 (formerly according to Brown, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 459. Type locality: "Shortland Islands", Solomon Islands.

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

Discodeles guppyiNoble, 1931, Biol. Amph.: 64, 523, by implication; Brown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 39.

Cornufer (Discodeles) guppyiBrown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 139. 

English Names

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

Giant Webbed Frog (Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 39).


New Britain Island and throughout the Solomon Islands except for San Cristobal.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands


See accounts by Brown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 39-41, and Zweifel, 1960, Am. Mus. Novit., 2023: 4-7. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 81, provided a brief account as did Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 39.

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