Gastrotheca peruana (Boulenger, 1900)

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

Nototrema peruanum Boulenger, 1900, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 6: 181. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.22.42-46 (formerly 1900.6.20.46-50) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 87. Type locality: "Carao [= Caraz], 7000 feet altitude", Departamento Ancash, Peru.

Gastrotheca peruana peruanaVellard, 1957, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 5: 27.

Gastrotheca peruana dissimilis Vellard, 1957, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 5: 27, 30. Syntypes: MUSM 245 (47 specimens); MUSM 7740 (renumbered) designated lectotype by Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 5. Type locality: "Huamachuco a 3,650 mts. sobre el nivel del mar, en las orillas del río Condebamba afluente del Marañón", Departamento La Libertad, Peru. Subspecies status rejected by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 11.

Gastrotheca peruana junensis Vellard, 1957, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 5: 33. Holotype: MUSM 195. Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 5, apparently regarded the holotype to be part of a syntypic series and designated MUSM 1595 (formerly 195) as lectotype. Type locality: "riachuelo arriba de la laguna de Punrun, 4,600 mts.", Departamento Pasco, Peru. Subspecies status rejected by Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 11.

Gastrotheca (Gastrotheca) peruanaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 32; Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 351. 

English Names

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

Distribution

Andes and inter-Andean valleys of northern and central Peru, 2300–4600 m elevation.

Comment

In the Gastrotheca marsupiata group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. 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: 351–357, who suggested that molecular analysis would likely discern cryptic species. 

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