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Discodeles Boulenger, 1918

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Genus: Discodeles
5 species

Discodeles Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 238. Type species: Rana guppyi Boulenger, 1884, by subsequent designation of Boulenger, 1918, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 43: 114. Coined as a subgenus of Rana.

English Names

Webbed Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).


Admiralty, Bismarck, and Solomon Islands to Bougainville and New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea.


First recognized as a genus by Noble, 1931, Biol. Amph.: 523 (but, who implicitly did not include the Indian species in the taxon, which are now Indirana). Norris in Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 80, suggested that recognition of Discodeles renders Platymantis paraphyletic. This result was corroborated by Wiens, Sukumaran, Pyron, and Brown, 2009, Evolution, 63: 1217-1231. Pikacha, Morrison, and Richards, 2008, Frogs Solomon Islands: 37-42, provided a key and accounts for the species of the Solomon Islands. See comment under Platymantis.

Contained taxa (5 sp.):

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