Philautus cornutus (Boulenger, 1920)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Philautus > Species: Philautus cornutus

Ixalus cornutus Boulenger, 1920, J. Fed. Malay States Mus., 8: 295. Syntypes: BMNH (several specimens), including BMNH 1947.2.6.41–42 (formerly 1915.12.2.19–20) according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 41. Type locality: "Sungei Kring, 7,300 feet, Korinchi [= Kerinci] Peak, Sumatra", Indonesia.

Philautus cornutusVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 274.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) cornutusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 53, 68.

Philautus (Philautus) cornutusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 41.

English Names

Horned Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).


Gunung Kerinci and near Danau Tujuh, Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia, between 1529 and 1907 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 122–123, to compare this species to other rhacophorids of the Sunda Shelf region. See account by Wostl, Riyanto, Hamidy, Kurniawan, Smith, and Harvey, 2017, Herpetol. Monogr., 31: 105–110. 

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