Gastrotheca litonedis Duellman and Hillis, 1987

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

Gastrotheca litonedis Duellman and Hillis, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 149. Holotype: KU 202690, by original designation. Type locality: "10 km (by road) northeast of Girón, 2750 m (03° 05′ S, 79° 06′ W), Provincia Azuay, Ecuador".

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) litonedis — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 237.

English Names

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


Known from three localities (ca. Girón, San Fernando [Laguna de Busa], San Gerardo) on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Azuay Province, Ecuador, elevational range is 2750–2854 m.


In the Gastrotheca plumbea group according to the original publication. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 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: 397. 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: 237–240. See account by Carvajal-Endara, Coloma, Morales-Mite, Guayasamin, Székely, and Duellman, 2019, Zootaxa, 4562: 61–70.

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