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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: 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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