Gastrotheca megacephala Izecksohn, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Peixoto, 2009

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

Gastrotheca megacephala Izecksohn, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Peixoto, 2009, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 67: 83. Holotype: ZUFRJ 7223, by original designation. Type locality: "BRASIL: Espírito Santo: Guarapari, restinga da Lagoa do Milho (20° 36′ S; 40° 25′ W)".

Gastrotheca (Eotheca) megacephala —  Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 128. 

Eotheca megacephala — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 151, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Coastal plain of southern Bahia, to southern Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Confused with Gastrotheca fissipes prior to its naming, according to the original publication. In the Gastrotheca fissipes 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: 128–131. 

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