Gastrotheca pseustes Duellman and Hillis, 1987

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

Gastrotheca pseustes Duellman and Hillis, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 160. Holotype: KU 203443, by original designation. Type locality: "7.1 km (by road) north of San Lucas, 2940 m (03° 41′ S, 79° 15′ W), Provincia Loja, Ecuador".

Gastrotheca (Gastrotheca) pseustes — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 369.

English Names

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


Elevations of 2200–4000 m in the Andes of central and southern Ecuador from Pichincha to Azuay provinces.


In the Gastrotheca marsupiata group according to the original publication. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 115-116, provided distributional data for Ecuador. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 398. 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: 369–376.

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