Gastrotheca andaquiensis Ruiz-Carranza and Hernández-Camacho, 1976

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Gastrotheca > Species: Gastrotheca andaquiensis

Gastrotheca andaquiensis Ruiz-Carranza and Hernández-Camacho, 1976, Caldasia, 11: 151. Holotype: IND-AN 401, by original designation. Type locality: "Inmediaciones de la Cueva de los Guáchoros, valle del Río Sauza (tributario del alto río Magdalena), vertiente occidental de la Cordillera Oriental, Departamento del Huila, Colombia; altura ca. 2.000 m."

Gastrotheca humbertoi Lutz, 1977, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 290: 1. Formerly in MLS; now lost. Type locality: "El Mirador, some 57 km from Mocoar, on the road from that town to Sibundoy, [Departamento] Putumayo, Colombia (1° 08′ N, 76° 38′ W. Gr., 2000m of altitude)". Synonymy by Duellman, 1989, Caldasia, 16: 106.

Gastrotheca (Opisthodelphys) andaquiensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 31.

Gastrotheca (Opisthodelphys) humbertoiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 31.

Gastrotheca (Amphignathodon) andaquiensis — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 149. Attributed in error to Dubois, 1987 "1986". 

Amphignathodon andaquiensis — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 151, by implication.

English Names

Andes Marsupial Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Amazonian slopes of Andes in southern Colombia (Caquetá, Huila, and Putumayo departments) and Ecuador south to Zamora (department), 1000-2000 m elevation; upper Magdalena Valley, Huila, Colombia, 2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


In the Gastrotheca ovifera group by implication of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 232, provided a record for Putumayo, Colombia. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 622. Provisionally assigned to the Gastrotheca longipes group by Castroviejo-Fisher, Padial, De la Riva, Pombal, Silva, Rojas-Runjaic, Medina-Méndez, and Frost, 2015, Zootaxa, 4004: 1–72. See account by Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 149–154. 

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