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Afromontane small mammals do not follow the hump-shaped rule: altitudinal variation in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa
(Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Altitudinal transects of biodiversity are important to understanding macro-ecological patterns. Hump-shaped altitudinal profiles in species richness are a common pattern in terrestrial small-mammal communities studied previously ...
New insights into samango monkey speciation in South Africa
(Creative Commons Attribution Licence, 2015)
The samango monkey is South Africa's only exclusively forest dwelling primate and represents the southernmost extent of the range of arboreal guenons in Africa. The main threats to South Africa's forests and thus to the ...
Ecological correlates of small mammal assemblage structure at different spatial scales in the savannah biome of South Africa
(De Gruyter, 2015)
We sampled the seasonal diversity of rodents and shrews in two neighboring game reserves in the savannah biome and assessed the influence of competition and abiotic processes on species composition patterns at habitat ...
Revision of Afro-Malagasy Otomops (Chiroptera: Molossidae) with the description of a new Afro-Arabion species
(Magnolia Press, 2015)
The paucity of data for the molossid bat Otomops throughout its range has hindered our ability to resolve the number of Otomops species present within the Afro-Malagasy region (including the Arabian Peninsula). This paper ...
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 ...