Gastrotheca aureomaculata Cochran and Goin, 1970

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

Gastrotheca aureomaculata Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 177. Holotype: FMNH 69701, by original designation. Type locality: "in [Departamento] Huila, Colombia, at San Antonio, a small village 25 kilometers west of San Agustín, at 2,300 meters".

Gastrotheca mertensi Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 181. Holotype: UMMZ 121024, by original designation. Type locality: "Moscapán, [Departament of] Cauca, Colombia". Synonymy by Duellman, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 105.

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) aureomaculataDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 33; Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 27, 224. 

English Names

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


Cloud forest on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central in south-central Colombia (departments of Cauca and Huila), 2000-2600 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 statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 622. 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: 224–229.

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