Platymantis dorsalis (Duméril, 1853)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae > Genus: Platymantis > Species: Platymantis dorsalis

Cornufer dorsalis Duméril, 1853, Ann. Sci. Nat., Paris, Ser. 3, 19: 174. Holotype: MNHNP 4880 according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 41. Type locality: "Java"; in error according to Barbour, 1923, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 75: 112, who corrected the type locality to Fiji.

Hylodes (Halophilus) dorsalisCope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 154.

Halophila jagorii Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 456. Holotype: ZMB 4914 according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 48. Type locality: "Insel Samar", Philippines. Synonymy by Brown and Inger, 1964, Copeia, 1964: 450-451; formerly tentatively identified as a senior synonym of Platymantis meyeri by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 354.

Halophila platydactyla Günther, 1864, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1864: 49. also described as new by Günther, 1864, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 3, 14: 315. Holotype: BMNH by original designation. Type locality: "not known but it is probable that it came from one of the Feejee Islands". Given as "Fiji Islands" by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 108, who made the synonymy.

Platymantis meyeri Günther, 1873, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1873: 171. Holotype: BM. Type locality: "Laguna del Bay", Luzon, Philippines. Synonymy by Brown and Inger, 1964, Copeia, 1964: 450-451.

Cornufer jagoriiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 109.

Cornufer meyeriBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 109.

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

Cornufer laticeps Taylor, 1920, Philipp. J. Sci., 16: 317. Holotype: CM 3496 (formerly EHT 197), according to McCoy and Richmond, 1966, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 38: 246. Type locality: "Bunawan, Agusan, Mindanao", Philippines. Synonymy by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 354 (with Platymantis meyeri); with Platymantis dorsalis by Brown and Inger, 1964, Copeia, 1964: 450-451.

Rana (Platymantis) dorsalisGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 41.

Cornufer dorsalisBrown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2.

Platymantis dorsalisZweifel, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 120. By reference to Brown, 1965, Breviora, 218: 2-3.

Platymantis (Lupacolus) dorsalis — Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 147. 

English Names

Dumeril's Wrinkled Ground Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).

Common Forest Frog (Gaulke, 2011, Herpetofauna Panay Island: 64).

Meyer's Wrinkled Ground Frog (Platymantis meyeri [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 105).

Distribution

Philippines, excluding Palawan and the Johol group of islands.

Comment

See Brown and Inger, 1964, Copeia, 1964: 450, for synonymy and discussion. In Platymantis dorsalis group of Alcala and Brown, 1999, Philipp. J. Sci., 128: 283. Gaulke, 2011, Herpetofauna Panay Island: 64-65, provided a brief account for Panay Island, Philippines. Siler, Swab, Oliveros, Diesmos, Averia, Alcala, and Brown, 2012, Check List, 8: 443-462, reported Platymantis cf dorsalis from Tablas, Romblon, and Sibuyan, Philippines.

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