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Genetic monitoring detects an overlooked cryptic species and reveals the diversity and distribution of three invasive Rattus congeners in South Africa
(BioMed Central, 2011)
Background: South Africa’s long and extensive trade activity has ensured ample opportunities for exotic species introduction. Whereas the rich biodiversity of endemic southern African fauna has been the focus of many ...
Inter-island dispersal of flightless Bothrometopus huntleyi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Island archipelago
(Antarctic Science Ltd, 2011)
Bothrometopus huntleyi is a flightless weevil endemic to the volcanically-formed sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands archipelago that arose approximately 0.5 million years ago (m.y.a.). Since emergence, a series of volcanic ...
Circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in the reddish-grey musk shrew (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae) from South Africa
(The Zoological Society of London, 2011)
The circadian rhythm of locomotor activity in a southern African shrew, the reddish-grey musk shrew Crocidura cyanea was investigated. Thirteen individuals were subjected to three successive light cycles, each cycle lasting ...
Trophic interrelationships between the exotic Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus and indigenous tilapiine cichlids in a subtropical African river system (Limpopo River, South Africa)
The stable isotope ratio and seasonal changes in diet of two indigenous (Oreochromis mossambicus, Tilapia rendalli) and one exotic (Oreochromis niloticus) tilapiine cichlids in the subtropical Limpopo River, South ...