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Xenopus boumbaensis Loumont, 1983

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

Xenopus boumbaensis Loumont, 1983, Rev. Suisse Zool., 90: 169. Holotype: MHNG 2088.31, by original designation. Type locality: "Mawa, à mi-chemin entre Yokadouma et Moloundou", southern Cameroon.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from the type locality in equatorial forest, southern Cameroon.

Comment

One of a group of cryptic species resembling Xenopus fraseri but distinguished from it by chromosome number (2n=72) and a mating call of a single note (found elsewhere within the genus only in Xenopus borealis; see Loumont, 1983, Rev. Suisse Zool., 90: 170).

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