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Xenopus pygmaeus Loumont, 1986

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

Xenopus pygmaeus Loumont, 1986, Rev. Suisse Zool., 93: 756. Holotype: MHNG 2196.4, by original designation. Type locality: "Bouchia (3° 45′N, 18° 10′ E), 450 m, approx. 40 km Southeast of M'Baiki, Central African Republic".

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

English Names

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


Batéké Plateau National Park, Hatu Ogooé Province, Gabon, and Bagandou, Etoi and Bouchia in southern Central African Republic, east to northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo and Semliki in western Uganda; reported from northwestern Zambia (Mwinilunga District, near Ikelenge). 


A diploid species in the Xenopus fraseri group according to original publication. Zimkus and Larson, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 99, provided a record for Gabon and commented on the known range. Wagner, Wilms, Rödder, and Schmitz, 2013, Salamandra, 49: 206–210, reported the species from northwestern Zambia and discussed the range. 

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