Gastrotheca marsupiata (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)

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

Hyla marsupiata Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 598. Holotype: MNHNP 4877, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 25. Type locality: "Cuzco, [Departamento Cuzco,] au Pérou [= Peru]".

Nototrema marsupiatumGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 116.

Chorophilus cuzcanus Cope, 1878 "1877", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 17: 37. Types: Not designated, presumably originally ANSP or USNM; likely now lost. Type locality: "Peru". Synonymy by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 17.

Leptodactylus (Plectromantis) andicola Boettger, 1891, Zool. Anz., 14: 346. Type(s): Lost, according to Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 33. Type locality: "Umgebung von Sorata, Bolivia". Synonymy by Lynch and McDiarmid, 1987, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 100: 340.

Nototrema bolivianum Steindachner, 1892, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 101: 840. Syntypes: NHMW 16490-91 (6 specimens); NHMW 16490 designated lectotype by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 17. Type locality: "Bolivia, Provinz Yuracares [Departamento Cochabamba], bei Puerto de S. Mateo am oberen Chaparé". Synonymy by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 17.

Eleutherodactylus binghami Stejneger, 1913, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 45: 542. Holotype: USNM 49559, by original designation. Type locality: "Cuzco, Peru". Synonymy (with Gastrotheca boliviana) by Barbour and Noble, 1920, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 611. Synonymy with Gastrotheca marsupiata by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 17.

Eleutherodactylus footei Stejneger, 1913, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 45: 542. Holotype: USNM 49562, by original designation. Type locality: "Tincochchaca [= Tincocochaca], Peru, 7,000 feet altitude". Synonymy by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 17.

Gastrotheca bolivianaBarbour and Noble, 1920, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 611.

Hylodes footeiNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 456.

Hylodes binghamiNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 456.

Gastrotheca marsupiata marsupiataParker, 1932, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 9: 25.

Pseudacris cuzcanus — Goin, 1961, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 36: 15; incorrectly cited to Lutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 634.  

Gastrotheca bifasciata vellardi Laurent, 1969, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 25: 129. Types: Not designated formally, although by indication the specimens identified by Vellard, 1957, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 5: 22, as Gastrotheca marsupiata marsupiata: MUSM 314 (Yanamarca), MUSM 449 (Acolla), MUSM 055 (Pachacayo), MUSM 181 (Hunacayo), and "colleccion Blancas" (Acolla), a total of 24 specimens according to Vellard's list of his specimens of "Gastrotheca marsupiata marsupiata". Type localities: "Yanamarca, 3,470 mts, cerca de Jauja", "Acolla, 3,460 mts. Cerca de Jauja", "Pachacayo, 3,600 mts., entre Jauja y la Oroyo", "Huancayo, 3,400 mts", "Acolla 3,450 mts", Peru. Synonymy by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 7.

Eleutherodactylus andicolaHeyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 33.

Gastrotheca (Gastrotheca) marsupiataDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 32; Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 27, 326. 

English Names

Marsupian Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 125).

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

Boettger's Robber Frog (Leptodactylus andicola [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 72).

Distribution

Amazonian drainage systems of Andes from central Peru to southern Bolivia, 2760–4230 m elevation.

Comment

In the Gastrotheca marsupiata group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 30, noted the likely composite nature of this species in Bolivia. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 66, briefly discussed this likelihood. 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: 326–334.

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