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Past, present, and future distribution of Afromontane rodents (Muridae: Otomys) reflect climate-change predicted biome changes
(De Gruyter, 2016)
Climate change constitutes a potential threat to montane biodiversity, particularly in low-altitude, tropical mountains; however, few data exist for the Afromontane taxa. In South Africa, the temperate grassland and fynbos ...
South African mouse shrews (Myosorex) feel the heat: using species distribution models (SDMs) and IUCN Red List criteria to flag extinction risks due to climate change.
Five species of mouse or forest shrews (Myosorex) are endemic to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, four of which (Myosorex varius, Myosorex cafer, Myosorex longicaudatus and Myosorex cf. tenuis) are associated with ...
Temporal changes in cranial size in South African vlei rats (Otomys): evidence for the ‘third universal response to warming’
(NISC (Pty) Ltd and Taylor & Francis, 2015)
Using museum collections and recently collected specimens we studied geographical and temporal (from 1906 to 2013) changes in skull size of two sibling species of rodents, Otomys auratus and O. angoniensis, in northern ...