Gastrotheca espeletia Duellman and Hillis, 1987

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

Gastrotheca espeletia Duellman and Hillis, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 152. Holotype: KU 169401, by original designation. Type locality: "north shore of Lago de la Cocha, 2790 m (01° 08′ N, 77° 07′ W), Departamento Nariño, Colombia".

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) espeletia — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 234.

English Names

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


Elevations of 2530–3400 m in the southern part of the Cordillera Central in Colombia (Nariño Department) and the Nudo de Pasto in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador (Carchi Province).


In the Gastrotheca plumbea group according to the original publication. Restrepo-Toro, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 273-277, provided an account and map. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 113-114, provided distributional data for Ecuador. 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. 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: 234–237.

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