Definition of Genus Xenopus
1. Noun. An African clawed frog; in some classifications made the type genus of a separate family Xenopodidae.
Generic synonyms: Amphibian Genus
Group relationships: Family Pipidae, Pipidae
Member holonyms: African Clawed Frog, Xenopus Laevis
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Literary usage of Genus Xenopus
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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organizationby Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1831)
"... may belong to this genus. Xenopus ovalis, Rana ovalis, Schn. Microps unicolor, Wag. C. Tongue distinct, tympanum hidden; toes clawless; mouth large, ..."
2. Illustrated Official Handbook of the Cape and South Africa: A Résumé of the by John Noble (1896)
"The three African species belong to the genus Xenopus, and, while all inhabit the tropical zones, one only, ..."
3. Bulletin by Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of the Interior, United States Dept. of the Interior, United States National Museum, United States (1889)
"A similar process exists in the larva of the frogs of the genus Xenopus, which resembles superficially a siluroid fish ; but in the Salientia generally the ..."