Cornufer schmidti (Brown and Tyler, 1968)

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

Platymantis papuensis schmidti Brown and Tyler, 1968, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 81: 85. Holotype: SAMA 7618, by original designation. Type locality: "Talasea, Willaumez Peninsula on the north coast of New Britain Island", Bismarcks.

Platymantis schmidtiMenzies, 1982, Brit. J. Herpetol., 6: 242.

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

English Names

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


Lowlands of New Britain, New Ireland, and Manus Islands, Bismarck Archipelago.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea

Endemic: Papua New Guinea


Menzies, 1982, Brit. J. Herpetol., 6: 242, elevated this taxon from a subspecies of Platymantis papuensis to species status. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 95-96, provided a brief account.

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