Platymantis

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Platymantis
Fiji tree frog Tamara Osborne.JPG
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 up to as many as 60 species found mostly in the Philippines. 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]

Species[edit]

There are currently at least 30 extant species in this genus.[1] Brown, et al. (2015)[3] estimates that there may be a total of 50-60 species in Platymantis if all cryptic species were to be described.

In addition, there is an extinct species:

Species moved to genus Cornufer[edit]

Brown, et al. (2015)[3] moved the Platymantis species of Oceania into the newly proposed genus Cornufer. Species in the Philippines remained in Platymantis.

Endemic ranges[edit]

Many Platymantis species are endemic to highly restricted geographical areas within the Philippines.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b Brown, Rafe M.; Siler, Cameron D.; Richards, Stephen J.; Diesmos, Arvin C.; Cannatella, David C. (2015). "Multilocus phylogeny and a new classification for Southeast Asian and Melanesian forest frogs (family Ceratobatrachidae)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 174 (1): 130–168. doi:10.1111/zoj.12232. 
  4. ^ "Platymantis megabotoniviti; holotype (a) paratypes (b-h)". Collections Online. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 

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