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.


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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