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Xenopus clivii Peracca, 1898

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

Xenopus clivii Peracca, 1898, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 13 (321): 3. Type(s): Not stated; MZUT An261 (Sanganeiti) and An219 (Adi Caièh) are syntypes according to Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 40. Type locality: "Eritrea, Saganeiti, [and] Adi Caié", Eritrea.

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

English Names

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

Eritrean Smooth Clawed Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 110).

Peracca's Clawed Frog (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 153).

Distribution

Centered on the Ethiopian Plateau, but also found in Eritrea, and expected to occur in the Lake Turkana region of northwestern Kenya and immediately adjacent South Sudan, from about 820 to 2745 m elevation.

Comment

Chromosome number 2n = 36 (Tymowska and Fischberg, 1973, Chromosoma, Berlin, 44: 337). See comments by Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 312-313. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia and Eritrea by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 152-154. Evans, Bliss, Mendel, and Tinsley, 2011, Mol. Ecol., 20: 4216-4230, discussed the genetic differentiation of populations on either side of the Rift in Ethiopia.

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