De Witte's clawed frog

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De Witte's clawed frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pipidae
Genus: Xenopus
Species: X. wittei
Binomial name
Xenopus wittei
Tinsley, Kobel & Fischberg, 1979

De Witte's clawed frog, Xenopus wittei, is a species of frog in the family Pipidae found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, and possibly Burundi. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, water storage areas, ponds, and canals and ditches.[1]

It is named in honor of the Belgian herpetologist Gaston-François de Witte (1897-1980).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tinsley, R., Measey, J. & Howell, K. 2004. Xenopus wittei. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 23 July 2007.