Gastrotheca litonedis Duellman and Hillis, 1987

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

Gastrotheca litonedis Duellman and Hillis, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 149. Holotype: KU 202690, by original designation. Type locality: "10 km (by road) northeast of Girón, 2750 m (03° 05′ S, 79° 06′ W), Provincia Azuay, Ecuador".

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) litonedis — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 237.

English Names

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

Distribution

Intermontane basins in the Andes of southern Ecuador (Azuay Province), 2750–2854 m elevation.

Comment

In the Gastrotheca plumbea group according to the original publication. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 114, 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: 397. 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: 237–240. 

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