Gastrotheca bufona Cochran and Goin, 1970

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

Gastrotheca bufona Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 164. Holotype: MLS 344, by original designation. Type locality: "Ventanas (about 50 kilometers [by road] northwest of Yarumal), [Departamento] Antioquia, Colombia".

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

Gastrotheca (Amphignathodon) bufona — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 160. In error attributed to Dubois, 1987 "1986". 

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

English Names

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


North side of the Cordillera Central in the Department of Antioquia, and the eastern slopes in the Department of Caldas. Colombia, 1700-2200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Gastrotheca ovifera group by implication of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. This species was incorrectly associated with Gastrotheca weinlandii by Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 5, according to Duellman, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 872. 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. 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: 160–162. Cruz-Rodríguez, Lynch, Cárdenas, and Caicedo-Portilla, 2021, Zootaxa, 4965: 264, pictured the holotype in the MLS. 

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