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Xenopus amieti Kobel, du Pasquier, Fischberg, and Gloor, 1980

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

Xenopus amieti Kobel, du Pasquier, Fischberg, and Gloor, 1980, Rev. Suisse Zool., 87: 920. Holotype: MHNG 2030.80, by original designation. Type locality: "Massif du Manengouba; altitude 2000 m; 5° 03′ N, 9° 49′ E", Cameroon.

Xenopus (Xenopus) amietiKobel, Barandun, and Thiebaud, 1998, Herpetol. J., 8: 13.

English Names

Volcano Clawed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Distribution

Volcanic highlands of western Cameroon including the Manengouba Highlands and the Bamileke and Bamenda Pleateaus, 1100-1900 m elevation.

Comment

Morphologically resembles Xenopus fraseri (2n = 36) and Xenopus ruwenzoriensis (2n=108) but distinguished by its chromosome number of 2n = 72 (Kobel, du Pasquier, Fischberg, and Gloor, 1980, Rev. Suisse Zool., 87: 920). See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 628. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 291–293, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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