Gastrotheca ruizi Duellman and Burrowes, 1986

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

Gastrotheca ruizi Duellman and Burrowes, 1986, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 120: 2. Holotype: KU 200000, by original designation. Type locality: "Santiago, Municipio de Mocoa, Intendencia de Putumayo, Colombia (77°00′ W, 01°05′ N, elevation 2250 m)".

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) ruizi — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 272.

English Names

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


Valle de Sibundoy, on the eastern slope of the Nudo de Pasto, Departamento Putumayo, in southern Colombia, 2200–2250 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Gastrotheca plumbea group of Duellman, Maxson, and Jesiolowski, 1988, Copeia, 1988: 527-543. See account by Duellman and Hillis, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 159. Estupiñán, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 278-282, provided an account and map. 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: 398. Pérez-Villota and Duellman, 2012, Herpetol. Notes, 5: 193-196, reported on the distribution (which they mapped) and habitat. 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: 272–275.

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