Xenopus calcaratus Peters, 1875

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pipidae > Genus: Xenopus > Species: Xenopus calcaratus

Xenopus (Dactylethra) calcaratus Peters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 200. Syntypes: ZMB 8255 (originallly 3 specimens, now 2 specimens, ZMB 8255A and 74681), ZMB 8326 (originally 2 specimens, now 8326A and ZMB 74682), 8328 (4 specimens), 8329, according to Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 269; 2 specimens in ZMG according to Herrmann, 1989, Veröff. Naturhist. Mus. Schleusingen, 4: 13. ZMB 8255A designated lectotype by Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 12. Type locality: "Cameruns (Victoria)" = "Limbe, Southwest Province, Republic of Cameroon" according to  Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 12; given incorrectly by Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 14, as "Lagos". 

Xenopus (Silurana) calcaratus — Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 11. 

English Names

Biafran Clawed Frog (Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 11. 

Distribution

Known only from low elevations on Bioko Island (Equatorial Guinea) and coastal Cameroon near Mount Cameroon. 

Comment

Removed from the synonym of Xenopus tropicalis by Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 11 (who provided a detailed account on pp. 11–23, and noted the species as tetraploid), where it had been placed by Müller, 1910, Abh. Math. Physik. Cl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., 24: 625.

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