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Ceratobatrachidae

97 species in 4 genera

Commonly Called Ground Frogs


Cornufer vitianus
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These mostly forest-dwelling frog species are from southeast Asia - Malaysia through the Indonesian islands, including the Philippine chain, New Guinea and its nearby archipelago. Much is unknown about the natural history and biology of these species.

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Notable Family Characteristics

  • Direct developers
  • Mostly small to medium-sized with some exceptional large species growing up to 165 mm snout-vent length, (Cornufer guppyi)
  • Terrestrial, with some arboreal species
  • Often found in forests, both lowland and montane, or plantations; at least one species is cave-dwelling (Platymantis spelaeus)
  • Distribution from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines through to east of New Guinea and the Solomon archipelago.

Relevant Reference

Brown, R. M., C. D. Siler, S. J. Richards, A. C. Diesmos, and D. C. Cannatella. 2015. Multilocus phylogeny and a new classification for Southeast Asian and Melanesian forest frogs (family Ceratobatrachidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174: 130–168.

Yan, F., K. Jiang, J.-q. Jin, C, Suwannapoom, C. Li, J. V. Vindum, R. M. Brown, and J. Che. 2016. The Australasian frog family Ceratobatrachidae in China, Myanmar and Thailand: discovery of a new Himalayan forest frog clade. Zoological Research/Dōngwùxué yánjiū. Kunming 37: 7–14.

Subfamily Alcalinae (5 species)

Genus Alcalus (5 species)    [subfamily Alcalinae]
Alcalus baluensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Alcalus mariae no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Alcalus rajae no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Alcalus sariba no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Alcalus tasanae no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Subfamily Ceratobatrachinae (88 species)

Genus Cornufer (43 species)    [subfamily Ceratobatrachinae]
Cornufer acrochordus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer aculeodactylus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer adiastolus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer admiraltiensis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer akarithymus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer boulengeri no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer bufoniformis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer citrinospilus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer desticans no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer elegans no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer exedrus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer gigas no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer gilliardi no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer guentheri no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Cornufer guppyi no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Cornufer hedigeri no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer heffernani no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer latro no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer macrosceles AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer magnus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer malukuna no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer mamusiorum no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer mediodiscus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer minutus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer montanus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer nakanaiorum no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer neckeri no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer nexipus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer opisthodon no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer paepkei no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer papuensis AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer parilis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer pelewensis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Cornufer schmidti no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer solomonis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer sulcatus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer trossulus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer vertebralis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer vitianus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Cornufer vitiensis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Cornufer vogti no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer weberi no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Cornufer wolfi no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Platymantis (45 species)    [subfamily Ceratobatrachinae]
Platymantis banahao no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis batantae no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Platymantis bayani no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis biak no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis bimaculatus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis browni AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis bufonulus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis caesiops no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis cagayanensis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis cheesmanae no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis cornutus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis corrugatus no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Platymantis cryptotis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis diesmosi AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis dorsalis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Platymantis guentheri AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Platymantis hazelae no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis indeprensus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis insulatus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Platymantis isarog no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis lawtoni no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis levigatus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis luzonensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Platymantis macrops no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis manus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis mimicus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis mimulus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis montanus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis myersi no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis naomii no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis negrosensis AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis paengi no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis panayensis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis parkeri no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis polillensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Platymantis pseudodorsalis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis punctatus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis pygmaeus no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis quezoni no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis rabori no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis sierramadrensis no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis spelaeus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis subterrestris no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis taylori no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis wuenscheorum no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Subfamily Liuraninae (4 species)

Genus Liurana (4 species)    [subfamily Liuraninae]
Liurana alpina no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Liurana medogensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Liurana reticulata no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Liurana xizangensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video


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