Platyplectrum platyceps (Parker, 1940)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Platyplectrum > Species: Platyplectrum platyceps

Lechriodus platyceps Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 28. Holotype: BMNH 1876.7.18.6, by original designation; reregistered as 1947.2.18.63 according to museum records. Type locality: "Arfak, Dutch New Guinea", Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

Platyplectrum platyceps — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 201, by implication.

English Names

Arfak Cannibal Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94).


Mountains of western and central Papua (Indonesia) east into West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region, Papua New Guinea


Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364–368, provided a range extension to West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 61–62, provided a brief account.

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