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.


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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