Gastrotheca lojana Parker, 1932

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

Gastrotheca marsupiata lojana Parker, 1932, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 9: 25. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.31.13 (formerly 1930.10.12.6) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 87. Type locality: "Loja, [Provincia Loja,] S. Ecuador". 

Gastrotheca lojana — Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 22: 9.

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) lojana — Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 33; Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 240.

English Names

None noted. 


Cordillera of southern Ecuador in the provinces of Azuay, Loja, and El Oro, 1682 to 3018 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Removed from the synonym of Gastrotheca monticola by Duellman, Barley, and Venegas, 2014, Zootaxa, 3768: 164, where it had been placed by Duellman and Hillis, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 158. 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: 240–244. See account by Carvajal-Endara, Coloma, Morales-Mite, Guayasamin, Székely, and Duellman, 2019, Zootaxa, 4562: 71–79. 

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