Limnonectes macrocephalus (Inger, 1954)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes macrocephalus

Rana macrodon macrocephala Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 287. Holotype: FMNH 40519, by original designation. Type locality: "Sampaloc, Tayabas Province, Luzon" I., Philippines. Junior primary homony of Rana macrocephala Wied-Neuwied, 1825.

Rana magna macrocephalaInger, 1958, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 253-255.

Rana (Euphlyctis) magna macrocephalaDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 239, by implication.

Euphlyctis magna macrocephalaPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

Limnonectes (Limnonectes) macrocephalusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63.

English Names

Big-headed Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Luzon Fanged Frog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 629).


Southern Luzon, Catanduanes, Marinduque, and Polillo Islands, Philippines, in lower montane and lowlands forests.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


In the Limnonectes (Limnonectes) grunniens group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 629. McLeod, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 56: 991-1000, suggested that nominal Limnonectes macrocephalus is composed of a complex of species.

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