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  • Xenopus petersii (Peters' Platanna) Xenopus pygmaeus (Bouchia Clawed Frog) Xenopus ruwenzoriensis (Uganda Xenopus (Gk., xeno=strange, pous=foot) is a genus of highly aquatic frogs native to Sub-Saharan Africa. — “Xenopus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Xenopus laevis. Daudin, 1802. The African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis, also known as the platanna) is a species of South African aquatic frog of the genus Xenopus. Its name is derived from the three short claws on each hind foot, which it uses to tear apart its food. — “African clawed frog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • It is the only species in the Xenopus genus to have a diploid genome.[1] Its genome has been sequenced[2], making it a significant model organism for genetics that complements the related species Xenopus laevis (the African clawed frog)[3], a widely used vertebrate model for developmental biology. — “Western clawed frog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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