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Xenopus victorianus Ahl, 1924

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

Xenopus victorianus Ahl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 270. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered in the original publication; given as ZMB 27635 by Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 271. Type locality: "Busisi, am Victoria-See", Tanzania. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1925, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1925: 766; De Witte, 1941, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 33: 28.

Xenopus laevis victorianusLoveridge, 1933, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 74: 346, 351; De Witte, 1941, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 33: 28.

Xenopus laevis bunyoniensis Loveridge, 1932, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 45: 114. Holotype: MCZ 14616, by original designation. Type locality: "Bufundi on western shore of Lake Bunyoni, Kigezu District, South-western Uganda". Provisionally moved into this synonymy by Furman, Bewick, Harrison, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kusamba, and Evans, 2015, Mol. Ecol., 24: 921, pending additional data from the type locality. 

Xenopus (laevis) bunyoniensis — Tymowska and Fischberg, 1973, Chromosoma, Berlin, 44: 335.

Xenopus victorianusChanning and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 245.

English Names

Mwanza Frog (Loveridge, 1933, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 74: 351).

Lake ViCtoria Clawed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 244).

Distribution

Aquatic habitats in arid savanna to forest in northern Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, Uganda, and adjacent South Sudan to Kenya.

Comment

See comments under Xenopus laevis. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 245–246, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 53, and Lötters, Wagner, Bwong, Schick, Malonza, Muchai, Wasonga, and Veith, 2007, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Kakamega Forest: 12–13, provided accounts. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 298–299, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Furman, Bewick, Harrison, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kusamba, and Evans, 2015, Mol. Ecol., 24: 909–925, provided a molecular phylogeography study. 

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