Platymantis pygmaeus Alcala, Brown, and Diesmos, 1998

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

Platymantis pygmaeus Alcala, Brown, and Diesmos, 1998, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 50: 382. Holotype: PNM 6255, by original designation. Type locality: "disturbed Dipterocarp Forest at 55-65 m in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park in Sitio Natapdukan, Barangay Didian, Municipality of Palanan, Isabela Province (16° 57.93′ N, 122° 24.23′ E), Luzon island", Philippines.

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

English Names

None noted.


Mountains of the Central Cordilleras and Sierra Madres, northern Luzon Island, and on Sibuyan Island, Philippines, 400-1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


In the Platymantis dorsalis group according to the original publication. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Platymantis pygmaea) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 497. Siler, Swab, Oliveros, Diesmos, Averia, Alcala, and Brown, 2012, Check List, 8: 443-462, reported Platymantis cf pygmaeus from Sibuyan Island, Philippines. This was subsequently confirmed as Platymantis pygmaeus by Meneses, Siler, Alviola, Balatibat, Gonzalez, Natividad, and Brown, 2022, Check List, 18: 941–984, who discussed its habitat. 

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