Xenopus mellotropicalis Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015

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

Xenopus (Silurana) mellotropicalis Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 26. Holotype: NCSM 76797, by original designation. Type locality: "Gabonese Republic, Estuaire Province, Monts de Cristal National Park, Kinguele, N 0.4536°, E 10.2781°, 75 m". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:EA07F9C0-4426-464E-8785-055EB3893138

Xenopus paratropicalis Flajnik, Kasahara, Shum, Salter-Cid, Taylor, and du Pasquier, 1993, EMBO J., 12: 4385–4396. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 51

English Names

Gabonese Clawed Frog (Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 51). 

Gabon Clawed Frog (Mechkarska, Ahmed, Coquet, Leprince, Jouenne, Vaudry, King, Takada, and Conlon, 2011, Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part D, 6: 206–212 [referring to "Silurana paratropicalis").

Cameroon Clawed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96, as Xenopus epitropicalis).

Distribution

Forested areas in west-central Africa, including western Rep. Congo, southern Cameroon, central and eastern Gabon, and Dem. Rep. Congo; likely to be found in mainland Equatorial Guinea, Cabinda enclave of Angola, and southwestern Central African Republic. 

Comment

A tetrapoloid species of the subgenus Silurana according to the original publication. 

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