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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 country’s southernmost locality (which also corresponds to the third known report from the province of Zamora-Chinchipe). In addition, we discuss the validity of the locality of Loreto for this species. Based on this discussion, we review the elevation range of the species and propose to change the lowest elevation limit of Gastrotheca testudinea from 1100 to 700 m.
This manuscript contains new information on the distribution of an amphibian species from Ecuador. A version of this manuscript was submitted to a journal. However, this manuscript contains complete information for all data, and it will serve as a reference to other papers about frogs of the genus Gastrotheca.
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