Gastrotheca fissipes (Boulenger, 1888)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Subfamily: Hemiphractinae > Genus: Gastrotheca > Species: Gastrotheca fissipes

Nototrema fissipes Boulenger, 1888, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 2: 42. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.22.40 (formerly according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 86. Type locality: "Iguarasse [= Igaraçu], Pernambuco", Brazil. Rendered as "Municipality of Igarassu, 07 50 S, 34 54 W, State of Pernambuco, Brazil" by Caramaschi and Rodrigues, 2007, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 525: 3.

Opisthodelphis fissipesMiranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 113.

Gastrotheca fissipesGorham, 1963, Canad. Field Nat., 77: 21.

Gastrotheca (Opisthodelphys) fissipesDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 31.

Gastrotheca (Eotheca) fissipes — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 124.

English Names

Igaracu Marsupial Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 53).


Coastal lowlands of Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, and far south of there in coastal Bahia, eastern Brazil, below 700 m elevation.


In the Gastrotheca ovifera group by implication of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. See account by Caramaschi and Rodrigues, 2007, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 525: 1-19. Confused with Gastrotheca megacephala prior to the naming of the latter. Mira-Mendes, Ruas, Lourenço-de-Moraes, Rödder, and Solé, 2012, Zootaxa, 3312: 62-64, reported on advertisement call and range, suggesting sympatry with Gastrotheca megacephala in coastal Bahia, Brazil. Xavier and Dias, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 212, provided a record for Sergipe, Brazil. In the Gastrotheca fissipes group of  Castroviejo-Fisher, Padial, De la Riva, Pombal, Silva, Rojas-Runjaic, Medina-Méndez, and Frost, 2015, Zootaxa, 4004: 1–72. See detailed account by Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 122–128. Juncá, 2006, Biota Neotrop., 6: 1–17, briefly summarized the presence of this species in the Serra da Jibóia region, Bahia, Brazil, and its habitat.  

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