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Ceratobatrachidae

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103 species in 4 genera

Commonly Called Ground Frogs

Cornufer vitianus
Cornufer vitianus
Photo by Paddy Ryan
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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.
Ceratobatrachidae Richness map

Cartography Credit: Zoe Yoo, UC Berkeley
Range maps sources: AmphibiaWeb, UC Berkeley, and IUCN RedList

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 (6 species)

Genus Alcalus (6 species)    [subfamily Alcalinae]
Alcalus baluensis no account photos no sound/video
Alcalus fontinalis no account no photos no sound/video
Alcalus mariae no account no photos no sound/video
Alcalus rajae no account no photos no sound/video
Alcalus sariba no account photos no sound/video
Alcalus tasanae no account photos no sound/video
Subfamily Ceratobatrachinae (89 species)

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

Genus Platymantis (46 species)    [subfamily Ceratobatrachinae]
Platymantis banahao no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis batantae no account photos no sound/video
Platymantis bayani no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis biak account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis bimaculatus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis browni account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis bufonulus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis caesiops no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis cagayanensis no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis cheesmanae no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis cornutus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis corrugatus no account photos no sound/video
Platymantis cryptotis no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis diesmosi account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis dorsalis no account photos no sound/video
Platymantis guentheri account photos no sound/video
Platymantis hazelae no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis indeprensus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis insulatus account photos no sound/video
Platymantis isarog no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis lawtoni no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis levigatus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis luzonensis no account photos no sound/video
Platymantis macrops no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis manus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis mimicus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis mimulus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis montanus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis myersi no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis naomii no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis navjoti account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis negrosensis account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis paengi no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis panayensis no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis parkeri no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis polillensis no account photos no sound/video
Platymantis pseudodorsalis no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis punctatus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis pygmaeus no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis quezoni no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis rabori no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis sierramadrensis no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis spelaeus account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis subterrestris no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis taylori no account no photos no sound/video
Platymantis wuenscheorum no account no photos no sound/video
Subfamily Liuraninae (8 species)

Genus Liurana (8 species)    [subfamily Liuraninae]
Liurana alpina no account no photos no sound/video
Liurana himalayana no account photos no sound/video
Liurana indica no account photos no sound/video
Liurana medogensis no account photos no sound/video
Liurana minuta no account photos no sound/video
Liurana reticulata no account no photos no sound/video
Liurana vallecula no account no photos no sound/video
Liurana xizangensis no account photos no sound/video


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