Gastrotheca christiani Laurent, 1967

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

Gastrotheca christiani Laurent, 1967, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 22: 354. Holotype: FML 01369 (in error; actually FML 00482 according to Lavilla and Kretzschmar, 1998, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 44: 222). Type locality: "más or menos a 50 km de Calilegua a lo largo de la ruta de Valla Grante, Provincia de Jujuy", Argentina.

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

Gastrotheca (Gastrotheca) christiani — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 303.

English Names

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


Mid-elevational (1550–2600 m elevation) slopes of Andes (Sierra de Callilegua, Provincia de Jujuy, and Sierra de Porongal, Provincia de Salta) in northern Argentina.


In the Gastrotheca marsupiata group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527–543. See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 439-442. See Laurent, Lavilla, and Teran, 1986, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 38: 171–210, for distributional records and a comparison with other Argentinian species. 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: 395. Vaira, Ferrari, and Akmentins, 2011, Herpetol. Notes, 4: 279–284, described the vocal repertoire. 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: 303–307.

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