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

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

Xenopus lenduensis Evans, Greenbaum, Kusamba, 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). 

Distribution

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

Comment

An octoploid species in the Xenopus vestitus-Xenopus wittei subgroup. 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. 

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