Gastrotheca elicioi Carvajal-Endara, Coloma, Morales-Mite, Guayasamin, Székely, and Duellman, 2019

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Subfamily: Hemiphractinae > Genus: Gastrotheca > Species: Gastrotheca elicioi

Gastrotheca (Duellmania) elicioi Carvajal-Endara, Coloma, Morales-Mite, Guayasamin, Székely, and Duellman, 2019, Zootaxa, 4562: 34. Holotype: CJ 1402, by original designation. Type locality: "Cajanuma, entrance to Parque Nacional Podocarpus in the Loja-Vilcabamba road, 2456 m (04° 05' 25.51" S, 79° 12' 09.97" W), Loja Province, Ecuador". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:3D26B088-B527-4362-94E8-647FF26C8419 

English Names

Elicio's Marsupial Frog (Székely, Eguiguren, Ordóñez-Delgado, Armijos-Ojeda, and Székely, 2020, PLoS One, 15(9: e0238306): 51). 

Distribution

Known only from the vicinity of the city of Loja, Loja Province, Ecuador, in the Loja Basin and slopes of the adjacent cordilleras, below 2600 m elevation

Comment

Confused with Gastrotheca lojana and Gastrotheca monticola previous to its naming, according to the original publication. See comments by Székely, Eguiguren, Ordóñez-Delgado, Armijos-Ojeda, and Székely, 2020, PLoS One, 15(9: e0238306): 51–52. 

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