Gastrotheca splendens (Schmidt, 1857)

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

Hyla splendens Schmidt, 1857, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 24: 11. Holotype: KM 1008/1340, according to Savage, 1970, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 38: 273-288 Type locality: "Chiriquiflusse unweit Bocca del toro", Panama; in error according to Savage and Heyer, 1969, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 63, who suggested that the type may have come from Colombia, Peru, or Bolivia. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 30, suggested that the type locality is in Bolivia inasmuch as this is the only known location for a specimen other than the holotype.

Gastrotheca splendensDuellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 651; Duellman and De la Riva, 1999, Copeia, 1999: 197.

Gastrotheca (Gastrotheca) splendens — Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 384.

English Names

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


Cloud forest on the eastern slopes of the Andes in the Parque Nacional Amboró in the Department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 2286 m elevation.


See account by Duellman and De la Riva, 1999, Copeia, 1999: 197-199. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 93-94, provided brief comments on ecology and distribution. 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: 399. 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: 384–386.

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