Gastrotheca chrysosticta Laurent, 1976

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

Gastrotheca chrysosticta Laurent, 1976, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 32: 58. Holotype: FML 02098, by original designation. Type locality: "Palca de San Martín, Serranía de Porongal, Dpto. Santa Victoria, Prov. Salta, Argentina, 1530 m".

Gastrotheca (Gastrotheca) chrysostictaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 32; Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 308.

English Names

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


Norther part of the subandean sierras in Salta Province, northern Argentina; likely extending into adjacent Tarija Department, Bolivia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Likely/Controversially Present: Bolivia

Endemic: Argentina


In the Gastrotheca marsupiata group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. See Laurent, Lavilla, and Teran, 1986, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 38: 171-210, for distributional records and summary of color pattern variation. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 58, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, thought this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 395. 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: 308–310. Akmentins, Boullhesen, Bardavid, Espinoza, and Falke, 2018, Cuad. Herpetol., 32: 137–139, reported the species from Baritú National Park, Salta, Argentina, the first time it had been seen since 1993. Akmentins and Boullhesen, 2020, Zootaxa, 4895: 297–300, reported on the advertisement call. 

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