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Annual variation of ovarian structures of Boulengerula taitana (Loveridge 1935), a Kenyan caecilian
(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 ...
Studying earthworms (Annelida: Oligochaeta) in South Africa
(Council of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum, 2015)
Earthworms are an important component of southern African invertebrate diversity, due both to their influential roles in soil ecosystems, and the relatively large number of species. As of 2010, there were 282 indigenous ...
Frog eat frog: exploring variables influencing anurophagy
(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 ...
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
(ICZN International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 2015)
The effects of substratum on locomotor performance in lacertid lizards
(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 ...
Assessing the effects of climate change on distributions of Cape Floristic Region amphibians
(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, ...
A general framework for animal density estimation from acoustic detections across a fixed microphone array
(British Ecological Society, 2015)
1. Acoustic monitoring can be an efficient, cheap, non-invasive alternative to physical trapping of individuals. Spatially explicit capture–recapture (SECR) methods have been proposed to estimate calling animal abundance and ...
Floristic and faunal Cape biochoria: do they exist?
(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 ...
The shifting landscape of genes since the Pliocene: terrestrial phylogeography in the Greater Cape Floristic Region
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
Meteterakis saotomensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Heterakidae) from Schistometopum thomense (Bocage) (Gymnophiona: Dermophiidae) on Sao Tome Island
Meteterakis saotomensis n. sp. is described from Schistometopum thomense (Bocage), a gymnophionan endemic to the oceanic island of Sao Tome´ in the Gulf of Guinea. The specimens were assigned to Meteterakis Karve, 1930, ...