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Xenopus andrei Loumont, 1983

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

Xenopus andrei Loumont, 1983, Rev. Suisse Zool., 90: 170. Holotype: MHNG 2088.32, by original designation. Type locality: "Longyi (Nord de Kribi)", southern Cameroon.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Coastal Cameroon, northern Gabon and western Central African Republic; possibly into Equatorial Guinea and Rep. Congo.

Comment

One of a group of cryptic species resembling Xenopus fraseri but distinguished from it by chromosome number (2n = 72) and mating call. See Kobel, Loumont, and Tinsley, 1996, in Tinsley and Kobel (eds.), Biol. Xenopus: 9-33, for account.

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