Cornufer opisthodon (Boulenger, 1884)

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

Rana opisthodon Boulenger, 1884, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1884: 211. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.28.27 (formerly 1884.3.24.3), 1947.2.1.89–91 (formerly 1884.3.24.4–6) according to Brown, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 459. Type localities: "Faro Island" and "Treasury Island", Solomon Islands.

Rana (Discodeles) opisthodonBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 238.

Discodeles opisthodonBrown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 42.

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

English Names

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

Faro Island Webbed Frog (Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 42).


Bougainville (Papua New Guinea), Fauro, Kolombangara, and San Cristobal in the Solomon Islands, but probably more widely distributed.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands


Removed from the synonymy of Discodeles bufoniformis by Brown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 41, where it had been placed by Barbour, 1921, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 7: 98. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 82, provided a brief account as did Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 42.

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