Cornufer punctatus (Peters and Doria, 1878)

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

Platymantis punctata Peters and Doria, 1878, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 13: 420. Holotype: MSNG 29738, according to Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 215. Type locality: "Hatam", Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop Peninsula, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia. Menzies, 1992, Sci. New Guinea, 18: 121, noted that "Hattam" is not a locality, but the name of the people inhabiting the northern Arfak Mountains.

Cornufer punctatusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 110; Brown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2.

Cornufer beauforti Van Kampen, 1913, Bijdr. Dierkd., 19: 91. Synytpes: Originally 9 specimens, including ZMA 5155-56 (Waigeu, Papua, Indonesia), ZMA 5756-57 (Bajon, Waigeu, Papua, Indonesia), other syntypes in BMNH, FMNH (according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 46), MCZ (MCZ 10774 according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 243), NHMB, and ZSM (according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 127) and ZSM 268/1975 according to Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 185. Type locality: "Waigeu: Bajou, 2 Ex.; Umgebung der Majalibit-Bai, 9 Ex.". Synonymy by Zweifel, 1969, Am. Mus. Novit., 2374: 12.

Platymantis beaufortiBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 373; Zweifel, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 120 (by reference to Brown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2-3).

Platymantis punctataBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 373; Zweifel, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 120 (by reference to Brown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2-3).

Rana (Platymantis) beaufortiVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 189.

Rana (Platymantis) punctataVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 192.

Cornufer beaufortiBrown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2-3.

Platymantis punctataZweifel, 1969, Am. Mus. Novit., 2374: 12; Günther, 1999, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 75: 327-328; by implication. Unjustified emendation according to Kraus and Allison, 2007, Zootaxa, 1485: 29-30.

Cornufer punctatus — Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 140. 

English Names

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

Distribution

Batanta and Waigeu Islands and the adjacent mainland in the Arfak and Wondiwoi Mountains, New Guinea (Papua, Indonesia).

Comment

See account by Zweifel, 1969, Am. Mus. Novit., 2374: 12-16. Günther, 2003, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 24: 215, discussed the range and provided new records. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 88, provided a brief account.

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