Cornufer heffernani (Kinghorn, 1928)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae > Genus: Cornufer > Species: Cornufer heffernani

Hylella solomonis Sternfeld, 1920, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 36: 436. Syntypes: SMF (3 specimens); SMF 6601 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 44. Type locality: "Inneres von Buka, Deutsche Salomonen" (= Buka Island, Solomon Islands). Secondary homonym of Platymantis solomonis (Boulenger, 1884) in Cornufer

Palmatorappia solomonisAhl, 1927 "1926", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1926: 114.

Hypsirana heffernani Kinghorn, 1928, Rec. Aust. Mus., 16: 130. Holotype: AMS R8619, by original designation. Type locality: "Tunabuli Harbour, Ysabel Island", Solomon Islands. Synonymy by Brown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 44.

Cornufer (Palmatorappia) heffernani Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 151.

English Names

Solomon Island Palm Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).


Buka and Bougainville in the Papua New Guinea part of the Solomons, Choiseul, and Santa Isabel Islands in the Solomon Islands, below 250 m elevation, but probably more widely distributed.


See account by Brown, 1952, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 107: 44-45. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 83, provided a brief account as did Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 43-44. 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: 493.

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