Cornufer solomonis Boulenger, 1884

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

Cornufer solomonis Boulenger, 1884, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1884: 212. Syntypes: BMNH 1884.3.24.9–17 according to Brown, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 469; reregistered as BMNH 1947.2.5.38–43, 1947.2.29.79–81 according to museum records. Type locality: "Shortland, Treasury. and Faro Islands", Solomon Islands.

Platymantis solomonisBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 373; Brown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 53.

Rana (Platymantis) solomonisVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 191–192.

Cornufer solomonisBrown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 3.

Platymantis solomonisZweifel, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 120, by reference to Brown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2–3.

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

English Names

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


Widespread at low elevations in the Solomon Islands, but apparently absent from Guadalcanal and San Cristobal Islands.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Solomon Islands

Endemic: Solomon Islands


Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 99, provided a brief account, as did Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 51–53.

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