Gastrotheca excubitor Duellman and Fritts, 1972

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

Gastrotheca excubitor Duellman and Fritts, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 9: 23. Holotype: KU 139194, by original designation. Type locality: "northern slope of Abra Acanacu, 31 kilometers (by road) north-northeast of Paucartambo, Departamento Cuzco, Perú, 3370 m".

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

Gastrotheca (Gastrotheca) excubitor — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 311.

English Names

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


Amazonian slopes and crests of the Cordillera Oriental in the Región Cusco, southern Peru, 3080-4080 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Gastrotheca marsupiata group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. 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: 396, who noted that the records for Cajamarca Department are in error. 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: 311–315.

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