Species Description: Catenazzi, A. and von May, R. 2011. New Species of Marsupial Frog (Hemiphractidae: Gastrotheca) from an Isolated Montane Forest in Southern Peru. Journal of Herpetology 45(2):161-166.
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Description: Gastrotheca pachachacae is a small frog with the SVL in males ranging from 28.7-29.2 mm and in females, less than 35.3 mm. The snout is bluntly rounded to vertical in profile. Skin on dorsal surfaces, including the dorsum, head, upper eyelids, and supratympanic folds, are finely tuberculated. Skin on the flank, belly, and posteroventral surfaces of thighs are granular. Arms are moderately robust and hands are moderately large, about one-third of SVL. Fingers are unwebbed and discs are relatively small and broadly rounded. Relative lengths of fingers, in increasing order are as follows: I,II,IV,III. Relative lengths of toes in increasing order, are as follows: I, II, III,V, IV. Toes are webbed. The dorsum is grey with few small dark flecks. Dorsal surfaces of limbs are pale brown with transverse bars on the thighs. The ventral surfaces of limbs are pink. Dorsal coloration extends onto the fourth and fifth toe only, and the other digits are of a cream color. Flanks are grey to pale brown with black flecks. The center of the flanks is similar in coloration to the dorsum, but has dark flecks. Dorsal surfaces of head and body are pale brown to golden, with few small dark flecks and no interorbital bar. The iris is bronze with black reticulations and the eye periphery is black. The tympanum is brown.
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Alessandro Catenazzi, Rudolf Von May (2011). ''New species of marsupial frog (Hemiphractidae: Gastrotheca) from an isolated montane forest in southern Peru.'' Journal of Herpetology, 45(2), 161-166.
Written by Kandys Kim (kandyskim AT berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2011-11-17
Edited by Michelle S. Koo, Mingna (Vicky) Zhuang (2012-02-14)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2012 Gastrotheca pachachacae <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/7659> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Aug 19, 2017.
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