Platymantis cheesmanae
family: Ceratobatrachidae
subfamily: Ceratobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is currently known only from the Cyclops Mountains in north-eastern Papua, Indonesia.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is probably restricted to hilly tropical rainforests. It breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground.


Its population status is unknown. It has not been recorded for many years, and recent surveys of the foothills of the Cyclops Mountains found no individuals.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown. Most of the Cyclops Mountains are included in a protected area, but fires and illegal removal of vegetation are encroaching on this habitat.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Cyclops Mountains Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Cornufer cheesmanae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58455A11783203. .Downloaded on 13 December 2018


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