Cornufer magnus (Brown and Menzies, 1979)

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

Platymantis magnus Brown and Menzies, 1979, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 91: 966. Holotype: CAS 143640, by original designation. Type locality: "Madina High School, 88 km southeast of Kavieng, New Ireland", Bismarck Archipelago.

Platymantis magnaGünther, 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) magnus — Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 153. 

English Names

Kavieng Wrinkled Ground Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 105).


Northern and extreme southern New Ireland, 0-1175 m elevation, Bismarck Archipelago.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 93-94, provided a brief account. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types.

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