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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: 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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