Check List 13(4): 121-125, doi: 10.15560/13.4.121
Notes on the distribution of Gastrotheca testudinea (Jiménez de la Espada, 1870) in Ecuador
expand article infoVerónica L Urgilés§, Juan Carlos Sanchez-Nivicela|, Diego F Cisneros-Heredia§#
‡ Universidad del Azuay, Cuenca, Ecuador§ Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Quito, Ecuador| Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, División de Herpetología, Ecuador¶ Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador# King's College London, London, United Kingdom
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We present new information on the distribution of the marsupial frog Gastrotheca testudinea (Jiménez de la Espada, 1870) in Ecuador. We provide the first record from the province of Cañar, and the southernmost locality for Ecuador (which also corresponds to the third known report from the province of Zamora-Chinchipe). In addition, we review the elevation range of the species, and propose to change the lowest elevation limit of G. testudinea from 1100 to 700 m.
Andes; Amphibia; Anura; elevation; Hemiphractidae; new records; range extension