Gastrotheca longipes (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Nototrema longipes Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 418. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.31.4–5 (formerly 1880.12.5.238 and 1880.12.5.169) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 87. Animal(s) figured on pl. 27 of the original is/are types. Type localities: "Canelos" and "Sarayacu", Provincia Pastaza, Ecuador.

Hyla capitocarinata Andersson, 1945, Ark. Zool., 37A(2): 5. Holotype: NHRM 1959, according to Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 3. Type locality: "Rio Pastaza, Watershed", eastern Ecuador. Synonymy of Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 2.

Gastrotheca longipesGoin, 1964, Q. J. Florida Acad. Sci., 26: 347.

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

Gastrotheca (Amphignathodon) longipes — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 182. Attributed in error to Dubois, 1987 "1986". 

Amphignathodon longipes — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 431.

English Names

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


Very Upper Amazon Basin on the lower slopes of the Andes in Ecuador and extreme northern and northeastern Peru, < 500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


In the Gastrotheca ovifera group by implication of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527–543. See Almendáriz C. and Cisneros-Heredia, 2005, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 26: 20-28, for discussion of Ecuadorian population. In the Gastrotheca longipes group of Castroviejo-Fisher, Padial, De la Riva, Pombal, Silva, Rojas-Runjaic, Medina-Méndez, and Frost, 2015, Zootaxa, 4004: 1–72. See account by Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 182–185. Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, and Gagliardi-Urrutia, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 461–472, provided records for Allpahuayo_Mishana National Reserve, Peru, and a dot map for the Upper Amazon Basin. Gagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 76–77, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru. 

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