Xenopus fischbergi Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015

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

Xenopus (Xenopus) fischbergi Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 39. Holotype: CAS 255060, by original designation. Type locality: "from breeding colony established by specimens from Federal Republic of Nigeria, Plateau State, Jos". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:35E35F7A-6D88-40B4-8698-C2138DE900E8

Xenopus alboventralis Salamone, 2006, Bull. Soc. Zool. Genève, 147: 2. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 39. 

English Names

Fischberg's Clawed Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Wide range in western Africa, extending from northeastern Chad (Guelta d’ Archei) to at least western Ghana and east to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Uganda; likely to be found in northeastern Ivory Coast, Mali along the Burkina Faso border, southern Niger and extreme southern Sudan. 

Comment

A tetraploid species in the Xenopus muelleri group, and previously confused with Xenopus muelleri, according to the original publication. 

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