Flectonotus fitzgeraldi (Parker, 1934)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Flectonotus > Species: Flectonotus fitzgeraldi

Gastrotheca fitzgeraldi Parker, 1934, Trop. Agric., Trinidad, 11: 123. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.22.41 (formerly 1934.2.26.1) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 86. Type locality: "about 3,000 ft. on Mt. Tucutche", Trinidad.

Nototheca fitzgeraldiBokermann, 1950, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 9: 218.

Flectonotus fitzgeraldiDuellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 11.

English Names

Mount Tucutche Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).

Dwarf Marsupial Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 13).


Trinidad, eastern Tobago, and the Península de Paria west and south to at least La Margarita, Turimiquire, Venezuela, below 1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela


The taxonomic status of mainland and insular populations needs to be verified (Duellman, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 112). See brief accounts by Kenny, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 29: 30–32 (as Nototheca fitzgeraldi) and Murphy, 1997, Amph. Rept. Trinidad Tobago: 63–64, for Trinidad and Tobago populations. 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: 394. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 53, for comments on range and literature. Smith, Jowers, Auguste, Hoskisson, Beyts, Muir, Greener, Thornham, Byrne, Lehtinen, Eyre, Rutherford, Murphy, de Freitas S., Rivas-Fuenmayor, and Downie, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15 (1: e273): 36–56, detailed the range and conservation status. 

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