Xenopus lenduensis Evans, Greenbaum, Kusamba, Carter, Tobias, Mendel, and Kelley, 2011

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pipidae > Subfamily: Dactylethrinae > Genus: Xenopus > Species: Xenopus lenduensis

Xenopus lenduensis Evans, Greenbaum, Chifundera, Carter, Tobias, Mendel, and Kelley, 2011, J. Zool., London, 283: 278. Holotype: MCZ A-139853, by original designation. Type locality: "Democratic Republic of the Congo, Orientale Province, Bunia District, Djugu Territory, Jiba Region, Goki Lake, near Jiba, 1.8688°N, 30.6959°E, 1835m a.s.l."

English Names

Lendu Plateau Clawed Frog (original publication).

Lendu Clawed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 46). 


Lendu Plateau of the northern Albertine Rift, Orientale Province, Dem. Rep. Congo, 1835 to 2800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


An octoploid species in the Xenopus vestitus-Xenopus wittei subgroup according to the original publication, where the molecular markers, cytogenetics, external morphology, and advertisement call were described. In the Xenopus amieti group of Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 29. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 46–47, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Mali, Chifundera, Mlungu, Mizani, Katuala, Mbalitini, Ewango, Tungaluna, and Akaibe, 2019, Am. J. Zool., 2: 18–27, reported on specimens from Nord-Kivu, Dem. Rep. Congo. 

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