The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a subfamily of amphibians of the family Pipidae. The Xenopinae have claws on the inner toes of the hindlimbs. There are three genera, comprising 11 species; they are distributed in Africa. The best known are the frogs of the genus Xenopus.
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