Gastrotheca argenteovirens (Boettger, 1892)

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

Hyla argenteovirens Boettger, 1892, Kat. Batr. Samml. Mus. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges.: 46. Syntypes: SMF 1403; SMF 2676 (formerly 1403.2a) designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 41. Type locality: "Popayán, [Departamento Cauca,] Ver. Staaten von Columbia".

Gastrotheca marsupiata argenteovirensMertens, 1933, Zool. Anz., 102: 259.

Gastrotheca argenteovirensDunn, 1944, Caldasia, 2: 405. Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 7.

Gastrotheca monticola argenteovirensCochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 185.

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) argenteovirensDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 33; Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 219. 

English Names

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


Southern part of Cordillera Occidental and central and southern part of the western flanks of the Cordillera Central and Macizo Central in Cauca, Nariño, Valley del Cauca, Colombia, 2000–3050 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Gastrotheca plumbea group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. See account by Duellman, 1987, J. Herpetol., 21: 38-47. 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: 219–224.

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