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  • Cryogenic 4368 MCZ Cryogenic
  • Xenopus laevis
  • tissue (ethanol)
  • Dam in Nieuwoudtville
  • Africa: South Africa: Northern Cape
  • Nov. 6, 2012
  • BerkeleyMapper
Identifications
Xenopus laevis (Daudin, 1802)
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Lissamphibia Anura Pipoidea Pipidae Xenopus laevis
African clawed frog; Clawed toad; Common clawed frog; Common clawed toad; Common platanna; platanna
Identified by Ben J. Evans on 2012-11-06
Nature of ID: expert ID
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Africa
Country: South Africa
State/Province: Northern Cape
Specific Locality: Dam in Nieuwoudtville
Verbatim Locality: Dam about 2 km from Nieuwoudtville Oorlogskloof Reserve
Collecting Source: wild caught
Elevation: 627 to 627 m
Coordinates: 31° 22.729´ S 19° 6.209´ E (Datum: unknown)
Ben J. Evans; 2012-11-06; Source: GPS
Collecting Date: Nov. 6, 2012
Collectors
Ben J. Evans
Adam J Bewick
Ben Furman
Identifiers
collector number: BJE 3638
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
tissue (ethanol) good in collection 1 tadpole; transferred to MCZ-CRYO on 2015-08-19
Attributes
age class: larva
  Ben J. Evans, 2012-10-28
Associated MCZ Collection: Herpetology
  Breda M. Zimkus, 2015-08-28
Remarks: Possible that tadpole was from Kimberly and was dead on the net, but appeared fresh and not dessicated