Gastrotheca gemma Venegas, García Ayachi, Echevarría, Paluh, Chávez-Arribasplata, Marchelie, and Catenazzi, 2021

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

Gastrotheca gemma Venegas, García Ayachi, Echevarría, Paluh, Chávez-Arribasplata, Marchelie, and Catenazzi, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 205. Holotype: CORBIDI 21238, by original designation. Type locality: "PERU • . . . ; Amazonas department, Utcubamba province, Cajaruro district, from the trail from Refugio Lechucita to El Hito; 5°36’58.7’’S, 78°14’58.8’’W; 3180 m a.s.l." http://zoobank.org/195F5DAF-F4FD-4392-9CB5-A40B3BA2805 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Known only from the summit of the Cordillera de Colan, at elevations of 3130 to 3180 m elevation, in yungas vegetation, Amazonas department, Utcubamba province, Cajaruro district, Peru. 

Comment

In the Gastrotheca marsupiata species group, as the sister of Gastrotheca oresbios, according to the original publication, where the molecular phylogenetics, external morphology, and osteology were described. 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.