Platymantis insulatus Brown and Alcala, 1970

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

Platymantis insulatus Brown and Alcala, 1970, Occas. Pap. California Acad. Sci., 84: 2. Holotype: CAS 117441, by original designation. Type locality: "South Gigante Island", Philippines.

Platymantis insulataGünther, 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) insulatus — Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 145. 

English Names

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


Primary and secondary forest on limestone outcrops of South Gigante Island, Philippines.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


In the Platymantis guentheri group of Brown, Alcala, Diesmos, and Alcala, 1997, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 50: 1-20. Ferner, Brown, Sison, and Kennedy, 2001, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 9: 44, commented on its range and persistence in a now totally logged-over island. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Platymantis insulata) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 495.

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