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.


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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