Gastrotheca pseustes Duellman and Hillis, 1987

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

Gastrotheca pseustes Duellman and Hillis, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 160. Holotype: KU 203443, by original designation. Type locality: "7.1 km (by road) north of San Lucas, 2940 m (03° 41′ S, 79° 15′ W), Provincia Loja, Ecuador".

Gastrotheca (Gastrotheca) pseustes — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 369.

English Names

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

Distribution

Elevations of 2200–4000 m in the Andes of central and southern Ecuador from Pichincha to Azuay provinces.

Comment

In the Gastrotheca marsupiata group according to the original publication. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 115-116, 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: 369–376.

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