The Biology of Xenopus presents a summary of current knowledge about a single genus resulting from a symposium held at the Zoological Society of London in September 1992. This approach to summarizing available information has also been taken for other taxa, such as Atelopus (Lotters, 1996). However, the task of compiling data for Xenopus is enormous relative to any other amphibian group, because Xenopus laevis has become a model system for molecular and development research (Cannatella and de Sa, 1993). Unfortunately, most of our knowledge of Xenopus is biased toward this single species. There are about 20 recognized species of Xenopus, most of which have been described in the last two decades. Tinsley and Kobel have assembled contributions from 26 authors into 22 chapters covering a wide range of information. The chapters vary in focus, extent, and depth of the material covered.
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de Sá, R. O. (1998). [Review of The Biology of Xenopus, by R. C. Tinsley & H. C. Kobel]. Copeia, 1998(2), 528–530. https://doi.org/10.2307/1447460.