Platymantis cornutus (Taylor, 1922)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae > Genus: Platymantis > Species: Platymantis cornutus

Cornufer cornutus Taylor, 1922, Philipp. J. Sci., 21: 175. Holotype: E.H. Taylor 764, by original designation; now CAS 61476 according to Slevin and Leviton, 1956, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 28: 536. Type locality: "Balbalan, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Luzon", Philippines.

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

Platymantis cornutaGünther, 1999, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 75: 327-328, by implication. Unjustified emendation according to Kraus and Allison, 2007, Zootaxa, 1485: 29-30.

Platymantis (Lahatnanguri) cornutus — Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 145. 

English Names

Horned Wrinkled Ground Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).


Mountains of the Central Cordillera, northern Luzon, Philippines, 500-900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


See brief account by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 360, and by Brown, Brown, and Alcala, 1997, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 49: 408. In the Platymantis hazelae group of Brown, Brown, and Alcala, 1997, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 49: 405-421. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Platymantis cornuta) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 494. Siler, Welton, Siler, Brown, Bucol, Diesmos, and Brown, 2011, Check List, 7: 182-195, provided a range extension to Aurora Province, Luzon Island, Philippines.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.