Gastrotheca riobambae (Fowler, 1913)

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

Hyla riobambae Fowler, 1913, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 65: 157. Holotype: ANSP 18161, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: corrigenda. Type locality: "Rio Bamba, [Provincia Chimborazo,] Ecuador".

Hyla quitoe Fowler, 1913, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 65: 159. Holotype: ANSP 18238 by original designation. Type locality: "Quito, [Provincia Pichincha,] Ecuador". Synonymy by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 11.

Chorophilus olivaceus Andersson, 1945, Ark. Zool., 37A(2): 85. Holotype: NHRM 1965, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 19. Type locality: "Rio Napo, 400 m"; supposed by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 19, to be possibly "Rio Baños, Provincia Tunurahua, Ecuador". Synonymy by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 11.

Gastrotheca marsupiata ecuatoriensis Vellard, 1957, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 5: 43. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 11.

Gastrotheca riobambaeDuellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 11.

Gastrotheca cavia Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 22: 5. Holotype: KU 148532, by original designation. Type locality: "Isla Pequeña, Laguna Cuicocha, Provincia Imbabura, Ecuador, 2390 m". Synonymy by Duellman and Hillis, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 163.

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) caviaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 33.

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) riobambaeDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 33; Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 263.

English Names

Riobamba Pouched Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 141).

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

Distribution

Andes and inter-Andean valleys in northern and central Ecuador (Imbabura south to Chimborazo provinces), 2200–3220 m elevation.

Comment

In the Gastrotheca plumbea group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. See account by Duellman and Hillis, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 159. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 117-118, 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: 263–272.

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