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Gastrotheca Fitzinger, 1843

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Gastrotheca
68 species

Gastrotheca Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 30. Type species: Hyla marsupiata Duméril and Bibron, 1841, by original designation.

Notodelphys Lichtenstein and Weinland, 1854, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1854: 373. Type species: Notodelphys ovifera Lichtenstein and Weinland, 1854, by monotypy. Junior homonym of Notodelphys Allman, 1847 (Crustacea). Also named by Weinland, 1854, Arch. Anat. Physiol. Wiss. Med., 1854: 473. Synonymy with Nototrema by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 416.

Nototrema Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 115. Substitute name for Gastrotheca Fitzinger, 1843. Synonymy with Gastrotheca (under Nototrema) by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 416. This corrected by Noble, 1931, Biol. Amph.: 509, who noted the older name is Gastrotheca.

Opisthodelphys Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 117. Replacement name for Notodelphys Lichtenstein and Weinland, 1854. Synonymy with Nototrema by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 416. Considered a subgenus of Gastrotheca by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 30.

OpisthodelphisBrocchi, 1881, Miss. Scient. Mex. Amer. Centr., Rech. Zool., 3(2, livr. 1): 46. Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 113. Incorrect subsequent spelling of Opisthodelphys Günther, 1859 "1858".

Amphignathodon Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 450. Type species: Amphignathodon guentheri Boulenger, 1882, by monotypy. Synonymy by Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543.

Duellmania Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 32. Type species: Hyla argenteovirens Boettger, 1892, by original designation. Coined as a subgenus of Gastrotheca.

English Names

Marsupial Frogs (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 52; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).

Distribution

Costa Rica and Panama, northern and western South America southward to northern Argentina; eastern and southeastern Brazil.

Comment

Various taxa were named and species groups were defined by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 1-37; Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 22: 1-27; and Duellman, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 868-874. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 29-33, recognized three subgenera: Duellmania Dubois, 1987; Gastrotheca Fitzinger, 1843; and Opisthodelphys Günther, 1859, and a system of species groups and subgroups, seemingly independent of recovered evolutionary history. Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543, discussed evolution within the genus and diagnosed the species groups noted in the accounts. Sachsse, Izecksohn, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 1999, Herpetologica, 55: 401-406, rejected Opisthodelphys as diagnosed solely by symplesiomorphies. Duellman and Venegas, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 295-307, provided a key and map for the species of northern Peru. Wiens, Kuczynski, Duellman, and Reeder, 2007, Evolution, 61: 1886-1899, reported on phylogenetics within GastrothecaBlackburn and Duellman, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 68: 709-714, provided a molecular phylogeny of the group, excluding Cryptobatrachus.

Contained taxa (68 sp.):

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