Report of a breeding aggregation extirpation of an endemic marsupial frog, Gastrotheca christiani, in Argentina
Año: 2003 vol. 60 p. 4 - 4
Gastrotheca christiani is a marsupial frog endemic to northwestern subtropical montane forests of Argentina. It was listed as vulnerable by Lavilla et al. (2000). The species appears to be a habitat specialist associated with rock crevices and tree hollows (Laurent et al., 1986). I provide information on the extirpation of a long-term monitored breeding aggregation as a consequence of maintenance activities on an unpaved road at the Parque Nacional Calilegua, an area of montane forest in northwestern Argentina (23°35 S, 64°50 W).