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Xenopus largeni Tinsley, 1995

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

Xenopus ethiopii Herrmann, 1994, Amph. Aquar.: 151. Nomen nudum attributed to Tinsley. Synonymy by Tinsley, 1995, Amphibia-Reptilia, 16: 384.

Xenopus largeni Tinsley, 1995, Amphibia-Reptilia, 16: 376. Holotype: BMNH 1977.872, by original designation. Type locality: "stream near 400 km marker on Wollo-Kibre Mengist Road, 70 km NW of Kibre Mengist, Sidamo Province, Ethiopia (06° 23′ ′N, 38° 35′E, altitude 2650 m)".

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

English Names

Largen's Clawed Frog (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 155).

Distribution

Known from high elevations on either side of the Rift in Ethiopia.

Comment

Similar to Xenopus clivii according to the original publication. See comments by Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 313, regarding distribution. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 155. 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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