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Fiji tree frog (Platymantis vitiensis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ceratobatrachidae
Genus: Platymantis
Günther, 1858
Type species
Halophila vitiensis
Girard, 1853

Platymantis is a genus of frogs in the family Ceratobatrachidae. They are commonly known as wrinkled ground frogs, ground frogs,[1][2] and forest frogs.

As currently defined, Platymantis is a large genus with 70 species found in the Philippines, Palau, Fiji, New Guinea, and in the Admiralty, Bismarck, and Solomon Islands. However, it is known to be paraphyletic. Solving this problem will likely lead to a more narrowly defined Platymantis, possibly by transferring some species to a larger Ceratobatrachus (with Batrachylodes).[1]


There are currently 70 extant species in this genus:[1]

In addition, there is an extinct species:


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Platymantis Günther, 1858". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Platymantis Günther, 1858". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  3. ^ "Platymantis megabotoniviti; holotype (a) paratypes (b-h)". Collections Online. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Retrieved 18 July 2010.