Gastrotheca carinaceps
family: Hemiphractidae
Species Description: Duellman W, Trueb L, Lehr E 2006 A new species of marsupial frog (Anura: Hylidae: Gastrotheca) from the Amazon slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Peru. Copeia
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

The species is only known from the type locality, i.e. the vicinity of San Alberto (10 32' 53" S, 75 22' 17" W, 2200 masl), Department of Pasco, Province of Oxapampa, Peru (Duellman et al., 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

Gastrotheca carinaceps is found on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in central Peru, in humid montane forest (Duellman et al., 2006).


The species is only known from two specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is found within the Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park (surface area of 122,000 ha), which contains the
Cordillera de Yanachaga that reaches an elevation of 3643 m, and descends into the valley of the Rıo Palcazu (Duellman et al., 2006).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

Gastrotheca carinaceps can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (Duellman et al., 2006).


William E. Duellman 2008. Gastrotheca carinaceps. In: IUCN 2014


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