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

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

Xenopus (Xenopus) parafraseri Evans, Carter, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Kelley, McLaughlin, Pauwels, Portik, Stanley, Tinsley, Tobias, and Blackburn, 2015, PLoS One, 10(12): e0142823: 37. Holotype: MCZ A-148034, by original designation. Type locality: "Republic of Cameroon, Centre Region, Mfoundi Department, Old Douala Road, N 3.7931°, E 11.4170°, 715 m". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:7DD73695-4F8F-40BF-A96C-92448EA9D973

English Names

Upland Clawed Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Southern Cameroon, central and eastern Gabon, eastern Equatorial Guinea, and northwestern Rep. Congo. 

Comment

A tetraploid species in the Xenopus andrei group according to the original publication. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 35, summarized the literature for Gabon (for Xenopus cf parafraseri) and provided photographs (p. 63). Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 46–47, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230.  

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