Cornufer vertebralis (Boulenger, 1887)

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

Batrachylodes vertebralis Boulenger, 1887, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1887: 337. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.29.96 (formerly 1887.1.24.32) according to Brown, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 457. Type locality: "Faro Island", Solomon Islands.

Chaperina friedericii Sternfeld, 1920, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 36: 435. Holotype: SMF 4090 according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 44. Type locality: "Inneres von Buka, Deutsche Salomonen" (= Buka Island, Solomon Is.). Synonymy by Mertens, 1929, Zool. Anz., 80: 6.

Cornufer (Batrachylodes) vertebralisBrown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 139. 

English Names

Fauro Sticky-toed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).


Throughout the Solomon Islands, except San Cristobal, 0–350 m elevation (both in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands


Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 368, opined that this species was likely a Cornufer (= Platymantis). See account by Brown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 25–28. See account by Brown and Parker, 1970, Breviora, 346: 1–31. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 78, provided a brief account as did Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 31–33.

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