Pyxicephalus cordofanus

Pyxicephalus cordofanus

Pyxicephalus cordofanus

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"Pyxicephalus" cordofanus

Pyxicephalus cordofanus, also known as Rana cordofana, is a possible species of frog. It is a nomen dubium, a name of unknown application. Franz Steindachner, who described the species in 1867, specified neither a holotype nor syntypes. The syntypes are believed to be at the Natural History Museum, Vienna (NHMW), possibly including the specimen NHMW 2673. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists it as "data deficient", citing "continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements".

Appearance

The original species description, based on two specimens, is summarized as follows:

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It is only known from its type locality, "Cordofan", Egypt", an area that falls within the present-day Sudan, thus making this taxon a Sudanese endemic.

Habits and Lifestyle

The ecology of this taxon is unknown, but it is presumed to be an aquatic species.

References

1. Pyxicephalus cordofanus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyxicephalus_cordofanus
2. Pyxicephalus cordofanus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/58579/11788047

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