Platymantis subterrestris (Taylor, 1922)

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

Cornufer subterrestris Taylor, 1922, Philipp. J. Sci., 21: 274. Holotype: CAS 61518 (formerly EHT 707) according to Slevin and Leviton, 1956, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 28: 536. Type locality: "near kilometer 101, on the Mountain Trail, Mountain Province, Luzon", Philippines.

Platymantis subterrestris — Zweifel, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 120 (by reference to Brown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2-3).

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

English Names

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


Mountains of northern Luzon, Philippines, 1850-2200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


See Brown, Brown, and Alcala, 1997, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 49: 410, for synonymy and account. 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 in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 498.

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