Uganda clawed frog

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The Uganda clawed frog (Xenopus ruwenzoriensis) is a species of frog in the family Pipidae found in Uganda and possibly the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

It is also unusual in that it is polyploid, with 12 sets of chromosomes (dodecaploidy).[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Tinsley, R., Measey, J., Howell, K. & Beier, M. 2004. Xenopus ruwenzoriensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 July 2007.
  2. ^ Pasquier, Louis Du; Wilson, M.; Sammut, B. (2009). "The fate of duplicated immunity genes in the dodecaploid Xenopus ruwenzoriensis". Front. Biosci. 14 (14): 177–91. doi:10.2741/3239. PMID 19273062.
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Uganda clawed frog: Brief Summary

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The Uganda clawed frog (Xenopus ruwenzoriensis) is a species of frog in the family Pipidae found in Uganda and possibly the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It is also unusual in that it is polyploid, with 12 sets of chromosomes (dodecaploidy).

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