Gastrotheca nicefori Gaige, 1933

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

Gastrotheca nicéfori Gaige, 1933, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 263: 1. Holotype: UMMZ 73242, by original designation. Type locality: "Pensilvania, [Departamento Caldas,] Colombia".

Gastrotheca medemi Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 172. Holotype: UMMZ 123068, by original designation. Type locality: "Caño Guapáyita, 400 meters, Serranía de La Macarena, [Departamento] Meta, Colombia". Synonymy by Duellman, 1989, Caldasia, 16: 108.

Gastrotheca yacambuensis Yústiz, 1976, Rev. Univ. Centroccid. Lisandro Alvarado, Tarea Común, 3: 87. Holotype: MBUCV 6015, by original designation. Type locality: "y escasos metros de la quebrada El Cedral, Parque Nacional Yacambú, vertiente sur de la Sierra de Portuguesa, Estado Lara, Venezuela, . . . 1700 mts.". Synonymy by Duellman, 1989, Caldasia, 16: 108. Synonymy disputed by Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 26.

Gastrotheca nicefori descampsi Lutz and Ruiz-Carranza, 1977, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 289: 12. Holotype: ICN 318; lost according to Duellman, 1989, Caldasia, 16: 109. Type locality: "Chorlaví, San Francisco, beyond the Valle de Sibundoy, [Departament of] Putumayo. Colombia (1° 11′ N. 76° 56′ W. Gr.)". Distinctiveness from Gastrotheca nicefori nicefori rejected by Duellman, 1989, Caldasia, 16: 109.

Gastrotheca nicefori nicefori Lutz and Ruiz-Carranza, 1977, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 289: 12.

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

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

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

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) nicefori — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 249.

English Names

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

Distribution

Andean slopes of northern Venezuela and northern, central, and southern Colombia (400–2250 m elevation); highlands of eastern and central Panama.

Comment

In the Gastrotheca ovifera group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527–543. Lutz and Ruiz-Carranza, 1977, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 289: 12, recognized Gastrotheca nicefori descampi from the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes in southern Colombia. See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 158–160, and notes by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 851, and Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 26. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 233, provided a record for Putumayo, Colombia. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 192–194, compared this species with other Central American hemiphractids and provided a map and photograph of this species. In the Gastrotheca marsupiata 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: 249–256, who suggested that further molecular studies may discern additional species within the named group. See Fernández-Roldán, 2014, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 2: 16–20, who provided an account and dot map for Colombia. 

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