Platymantis lawtoni Brown and Alcala, 1974

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

Platymantis lawtoni Brown and Alcala, 1974, Occas. Pap. California Acad. Sci., 113: 2. Holotype: CAS 135732, by original designation. Type locality: "in forest at about 800 feet elevation, Dubduban, Tablas Island", Philippines.

Platymantis (Tirahanulap) lawtoni — Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 146. 

English Names

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


Rainforests of Romblon, Tablas, and Sibuyan Islands, Philippines, 800–1200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


In the Platymantis hazelae group according to Alcala and Brown, 1999, Philipp. J. Sci., 128: 283. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 495. See life history comments by Siler, Swab, Oliveros, Diesmos, Averia, Alcala, and Brown, 2012, Check List, 8: 443-462. Meneses, Siler, Alviola, Balatibat, Gonzalez, Natividad, and Brown, 2022, Check List, 18: 941–984, rdiscussed its habitat on Sibuyan I, Philippines. 

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