Gastrotheca galeata Trueb and Duellman, 1978

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

Gastrotheca galeata Trueb and Duellman, 1978, Copeia, 1978: 498. Holotype: LSUMZ 32058, by original designation. Type locality: "15 km (by road) east of Canchaque, Departamento Piura, Perú, 1740 m elevation (05° 22′ S, 79° 33′ W)".

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

Gastrotheca (Edaphotheca) galeata — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 210.

English Names

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


Intermediate elevations (1740–2130 m) on the western slopes of the Cordillera de Huancabamba, Departamento Piura, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Gastrotheca marsupiata group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527–543. See Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 1–53, for comments on distribution and variation. 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: 211–214.

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