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Platymantis Günther, 1858

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae > Genus: Platymantis
30 species

Platymantis Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 327. Type species: Platymantis plicifera Günther, 1858 (= Hylodes corrugatus Duméril, 1853), by subsequent designation of Zweifel, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 120. Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Opinion 1104, Anonymous, 1978, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 34: 222.

Platymantis —  Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 144. Treatment as a subgenus of the genus Platymantis

Lahatnanguri Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 145. Type species: Platymantis levigatus Brown and Alcala, 1974. Coined as a subgenus of Platymantis

Tirahanulap Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 146. Type species: Philautus hazelae Taylor, 1920. Coined as a subgenus of Platymantis

Tahananpuno Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 146. Type species: Cornufer guentheri Boulenger, 1882. Coined as a subgenus of Platymantis

Lupacolus Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 147. Type species: Cornufer dorsalis Duméril, 1853. Coined as a subgenus of Platymantis

English Names

Wrinkled Ground Frogs (Platymantis: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).

Variable Philippine Forest Frogs (Lahatnanguri: Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 145). 

Philippine Rain Frogs (Tahananono:  Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 147. 

Philippine Forest Ground Frogs (LupacolusBrown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 147. 

Distribution

Philippines.

Comment

Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 225-285, suggested that Platymantis, Discodeles, 'and related genera' (by implication Ceratobatrachus, and Palmatorappia) were derived from the (then) subgenus Euphlyctis of Rana, although this has been rejected by subsequent workers.Brown and Alcala, 1974, Occas. Pap. California Acad. Sci., 113: 5-8, provided a key to the Philippine species.Gorham, 1965, Zool. Beitr., Berlin, 11: 381-435, provided synonymies for species to 1965. Kuramoto, 1985, Amphibia-Reptilia, 6: 355-361, discussed karyological evolution. Brown, Brown, and Alcala, 1997, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 49: 405-421, reported on the Platymantis hazelae group (Platymantis cornutus, Platymantis hazelae, Platymantis montanus, Platymantis panayensis, Platymantis polilloensis, Platymantis isarog, Platymantis subterrestris) in the Philippines, and provided diagnoses for the Platymantis guentheri group and the Platymantis dorsalis group in the Philippines. Brown, Alcala, Diesmos, and Alcala, 1997, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 50: 1-20, discussed the species in the Platymantis guentheri group. Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., made it clear that he regarded the generic name as feminine, although most subsequent authors treated it as masculine. Most recently, Günther, 1999, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 75: 327-328, considered Platymantis to be of feminine gender, although Kraus and Allison, 2007, Zootaxa, 1485: 29-30, rejected this after discussion of the Greek root and the relevant articles in the Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Alcala and Brown, 1999, Philipp. J. Sci., 128: 281-287, discussed the species and species groups in the Philippines. Bossuyt, Brown, Hillis, Cannatella, and Milinkovitch, 2006, Syst. Biol., 55: 579-594, provided evidence suggesting that Platymantis is nonmonophyletic, with some exmplars forming the sister taxon of Batrachylodes (now in Cornufer) and at least one species (Platymantis papuensis, now Cornufer papuensis) forming the sister taxon of Ceratobatrachus (now in Cornufer); they did not make any taxonomic changes on the basis of these data, however. Brown and Gonzalez, 2007, Copeia, 2007: 252. suggested that the delimitations of the Platymantis guentheri and Platymantis dorsalis groups would require eventual revision. Wiens, Sukumaran, Pyron, and Brown, 2009, Evolution, 63: 1217-1231, suggested that Platymantis is paraphyletic with respect to Discodeles, but provided no nomenclatural remedy. Siler, Welton, Siler, Brown, Bucol, Diesmos, and Brown, 2011, Check List, 7: 182-195, reported 3 unnamed species from Aurora Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study confirmed the paraphyly of Platymantis, but provided no remedy.  Siler, Swab, Oliveros, Diesmos, Averia, Alcala, and Brown, 2012, Check List, 8: 443-462, noted two unnamed species in the Romblon Group of the central Philippines.

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