Gastrotheca gracilis Laurent, 1969

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

Gastrotheca gracilis Laurent, 1969, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 25: 146. Holotype: FML 1389, by original designation. Type locality: "La Banderita, 1.900 m, km 51, Ruta Concepción, Andalgalá, Prov. de Catamarca", Argentina.

Gastrotheca (Gastrotheca) gracilisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 32; Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 315.

English Names

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


Eastern slopes of Sierra del Aconquija, Sierra de Medina, and Sierra de Taficillo (near Tucumán), northwestern Argentina.


In the Gastrotheca marsupiata group by implication of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 443-444. See Laurent, Lavilla, and Teran, 1986, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 38: 171-210, for distributional records. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 58, thought this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Akmentins, Bonduri, Contreras, Francisconi, Massabie, and Santillán, 2014, Cuad. Herpetol., 28: 147–152, reported the species in the Parque Nacional Campo de Los Alisos, Tucuman, Argentina, and redescribed the advertisement call.  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: 315–319.

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