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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 ...
Does diet drive the evolution of head shape and bite force in chameleons of the genus Bradypodion?
(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 ...
Taxonomy of the Capensibufo rosei group (Anura: Bufonidae) from South Africa
(Magnolia Press, 2017)
A molecular and morphological study of the Mountain Toadlets, previously included in Capensibufo rosei, showed that there are several previously unrecognised species in this group. We describe three new species from the ...
The relationship between cranial morphology, bite performance, diet and habitat in a radiation of dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion)
(The Linnian Society of London, 2016)
Many animals show unique morphological and behavioural adaptations to specific habitats. In particular, variation in cranial morphology is known to influence feeding performance, which in turn influences dietary habits ...