• Annual variation of ovarian structures of Boulengerula taitana (Loveridge 1935), a Kenyan caecilian 

      Raquet, M.A.; Measey, G.J.; Exbrayat, J.M. (Herpetological Association of Africa, 2015)
      The Kenyan caecilian, Boulengerula taitanus inhabits a climate characterised by two distinct dry and wet seasons, and a single thermal minimum in June. It is oviparous with direct development and a remarkable dermatophagous ...
    • Are invasive populations characterized by a broader diet than native populations? 

      Courant, J.; Vogt, S.; Marques, R.; Measey, J.; Secondi, J.; Rebelo, R.; de Villiers, A.; Ihlow, F.; de Busschere, C.; Backeljau, T.; Rodder, D.; Herrel, A. (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0, 2017)
      Background. Invasive species are among the most significant threats to biodiversity. The diet of invasive animal populations is a crucial factor that must be considered in the context of biological invasions. A broad dietary ...
    • Assessing the effects of climate change on distributions of Cape Floristic Region amphibians 

      Mokhatla, M.M.; Rodder, D.; Measey, G.J. (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
      Climatic changes have had profound impacts on species distributions throughout time. In response, species have shifted ranges, adapted genetically and behaviourally or become extinct. Using species distribution models, ...
    • Comment on Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of the availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published 

      Rhodin, A.G.J.; Kaiser, H.; van Dijk, P.P.; Wuster, W.; O'Shea, M.; Archer, M.; Auliya, M.; Boitani, L.; Bour, R.; Clausnitzer, V.; Contreras-MacBeath, T.; Crother, B.I.; Daza, J.M.; Driscoll, C.A.; Flores-Villela, O.; Frazier, J.; Fritz, U.; Gardner, A.L.; Gascon, C.; Georges, A.; Glaw, F.; Grazziotin, F.G.; Groves, C.P.; Haszprunar, G.; Havas, P.; Hero, J.-M.; Hoffmann, M.; Hoogmoed, M.S.; Horne, B.D.; Iverson, J.B.; Jach, M.; Jenkins, C.L.; Jenkins, R.K.B.; Kiester, A.R.; Keogh, J.S.; Lacher Jr, T.E.; Lovich, J.E.; Luiselli, L.; Mahler, D.L.; Mallon, D.; Mast, R.; McDiarmid, R.W.; Measey, G.J.; Mittermeier, R.A.; Molur, S.; Mosbrugger, V.; Murphy, R.W.; Naish, D.; Niekisch, M.; Ota, H.; Parham, J.F.; Parr, M.J.; Pilcher, N.J.; Pine, R.H.; Rylands, A.B.; Sanderson, J.G.; Savage, J.M.; Schleip, W.; Scrocchi, G.J.; Shaffer, H.B.; Smith, E.N.; Sprackland, R.; Stuart, S.N.; Vetter, H.; Vitt, L.J.; Waller, T.; Webb, G.; Wilson, E.O.; Zaher, H.; Thomson, S. (ICZN International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 2015)
    • Competition and feeding ecology in two sympatric Xenopus species (Anura: Pipidae) 

      Vogt, S.; de Villiers, F.A.; Ihlow, F.; Rodder, D.; Measey, J. (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0, 2017)
      The widespread African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) occurs in sympatry with the IUCN Endangered Cape platanna (Xenopus gilli) throughout its entire range in the south-western Cape, South Africa. In order to investigate ...
    • Controlling the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis to conserve the Cape platanna Xenopus gilli in South Africa 

      de Villiers, F.A.; de Kock, M.; Measey, G.J. (2016)
      A five year control programme of the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis resulted in improved population demographics in the Cape platanna Xenopus gilli in comparison to a population without removal.
    • Cyclic variation of the oviduct structure of Boulengerula taitana, an oviparous species of Gymnophiona: morphological changes, proliferation and apoptosis 

      Brun, C.; Raquet, M.A.; Measey, G.J.; Exbrayat, J.M. (Herpetological Association of Africa, 2017)
      Functioning of the amphibian oviduct is the subject of many studies, but detailed understanding of caecilian reproduction exists for very few species. In this study, a description is made of morphological changes of the ...
    • Diving in head first: trade-offs between phenotypic traits and sand-diving predator escape strategy in Meroles desert lizards 

      Edwards, S.; Herrel, A.; Vanhooydonck, B.; Measey, G.J.; Tolley, K.A. (The Linnean Society of London, 2016)
      Survival, in part, depends on an individual’s ability to evade predators. In desert regions some lizard species have evolved head-first sand-diving strategies to escape predators. To facilitate this behaviour, a distinctive ...
    • Does diet drive the evolution of head shape and bite force in chameleons of the genus Bradypodion? 

      Dollion, A.Y.; Measey, G.J.; Cornette, R.; Carne, L.; Tolley, K.A.; da Silva, J.M.; Boistel, R.; Fabre, A.C.; Herrel, A. (British Ecological Society, 2017)
      1. The head is a complex integrated system that is implicated in many vital functions. As such, its morphology is impacted by different and sometimes conflicting demands. Consequently, head shape varies greatly depending ...
    • Does restricted access limit management of invasive urban frogs? 

      Vimercati, G.; Davies, S.J.; Hui, C.; Measey, J. (Springer, 2017)
      Management recommendations that target urban invaders should consider environmental and socio-economic aspects peculiar to the urban landscape. Urbanization often leads to the fragmentation of the invaded landscape into ...
    • The effects of substratum on locomotor performance in lacertid lizards 

      Vanhooydonck, B.; Measy, J.; Edwards, S.; Makhubo, B.; Tolley, K.A.; Herrel, A. (The Linnean Society of London, 2015)
      Locomotion is important to animals because it has direct implications for fitness through its role in predator escape, prey capture, and territory defence. Despite significant advances in our understanding of animal ...
    • Evidence from peptidomic analysis of skin secretions that allopatric populations of Xenopus gilli (Anura: Pipidae) constitute distinct lineages 

      Conlon, J.M.; Mechkarska, M.; Coquet, L.; Leprince, J.; Jouenne, T.; Vaudry, H.; Measey, G.J. (Elsevier Inc., 2015)
      The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Endangered Cape Platanna Xenopus gilli inhabits disjunct ranges at the tip of Cape Peninsula and near the town of Kleinmond on opposite sides of False Bay in the ...
    • Extreme climate-induced life-history plasticity in an amphibian 

      Becker, F.S.; Tolley, K.A.; Measey, G.J.; Altwegg, R. (The University of Chicago, 2018)
      Age-specific survival and reproduction are closely linked to fitness and therefore subject to strong selection that typically limits their variability within species. Furthermore, adult survival rate in vertebrate populations ...
    • Floristic and faunal Cape biochoria: do they exist? 

      Colville, J.F.; Potts, A.J.; Bradshaw, P.L.; Measey, G.J.; Snijman, D.; Picker, M.D.; Proches, S.; Bowie, R.C.K.; Manning, J.C. (Oxford University Press, 2015)
      Many authors, over a long period, have remarked on the biotic distinctiveness of the southwestern corner of Africa, both in terms of its flora (Bolus 1886; White 1976; Goldblatt 1978) and its fauna (Moreau 1952; Stuckenberg ...
    • A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species 

      Novoa, A.; Shackleton, R.; Canavan, S.; Cybele, C.; Davies, S.J.; Dehnen-Schmutz, K.; Fried, J.; Gaertner, M.; Geerts, S.; Griffiths, C.L.; Kaplan, H.; Kumschick, S.; Le Maitre, D.C.; Measey, G.J.; Nunes, A.L.; Richardson, D.M.; Robinson, T.B.; Touza, J.; Wilson, J.R.U. (Elsevier Ltd., 2018)
      Alien species can have major ecological and socioeconomic impacts in their novel ranges and so effective management actions are needed. However, management can be contentious and create conflicts, especially when stakeholders ...
    • Freswater crayfish invasions in South Africa: past, present and potential future 

      Nunes, A.L.; Zengeya, T.A.; Measey, G.J.; Weyl, O.L.F. (NISC (Pty) Ltd, 2017)
      Freshwater crayfish invasions have been studied around the world, but less so in Africa, a continent devoid of native freshwater crayfish. The present study reviews historical and current information on alien freshwater ...
    • Frog eat frog: exploring variables influencing anurophagy 

      Measey, G.J.; Vimercati, G.; de Villiers, F.A.; Mokhatla, M.M.; Davies, S.J.; Edwards, S.; Altwegg, R. (CC-BY 4.0, 2015)
      Background. Frogs are generalist predators of a wide range of typically small prey items. But descriptions of dietary items regularly include other anurans, such that frogs are considered to be among the most important of ...
    • Frog origins: inferences based on ancestral reconstructions of locomotor performance and anatomy 

      Herrel, A.; Moureaux, C.; Laurin, M.; Daghfous, G.; Crandell, K.; Tolley, K.A.; Measey, G.J.; Vanhooydonck, B.; Boistel, R. (Natural History Museum, 2016)
      Frogs are the most species-rich and ecologically diverse group of amphibians and are characterized by a unique body plan including long legs, elongated ilia, and fused caudal vertebrae. Stem anurans such as Triadobatrachus ...