African Journal of Herpetology

ISSN: 2156-4574 (Print)
            2153-3660 (Online)
Publication frequency: 2 issues per year

Impact Factor: 0.5 (2016)
5-year Impact Factor: 0.619

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

Official publication of the African Herpetological Association

Co-published with Taylor & FrancisClick here for Open Access options on this journal


Aims & Scope

African Journal of Herpetology (AJH)  serves as an outlet for original research on the biology of African amphibians and reptiles. AJH is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original articles and reviews from diverse fields and disciplines, such as conservation, phylogenetics, evolution, systematics, performance, physiology, ecology, behavioural ecology, ethology, and morphology.

The Journal publishes two issues a year. There are no page charges .

Peer Review Statement 
African Journal of Herpetology is an international, peer-reviewed journal which publishes high quality, original research contributions to scientific knowledge. All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.



Editorial board


Dr John Measey
Centre for Invasion Biology,  
Department of Botany & Zoology, 
Stellenbosch University, 
South Africa 

Associate Editors 

Eli Greenbaum – Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso 
Jörn Köhler – Abteilung Naturgeschichte - Zoologie, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany 
Ed Stanley –  Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Editorial Committee

Ariadne Angulo, Canada
Bieke Vanhooydonck, Belgium 
Bill Branch, South Africa 
Gerald Kuchling, Australia  
Graham Alexander (chair), South Africa 
James Harris,  Portugal 
le Fras Mouton, South Africa
Louis du Preez, South Africa
Luca Luiselli, Italy   
Martin Whiting,  Australia  
Michele Menegon, Italy  
Mike Bates, South Africa  
M.O. Roedel, Germany  
Retha Hofmeyer, South Africa  
Scott Keogh, Australia  
Sherif Baha El Din, Egypt
Simon Loader, UK
Wolfgang Wuster, UK

Latest Issue

Volume 66, Issue 1, 2017


Daily activity, biometry and diet of the North African ocellated lizard Timon pater in Mount Chélia, north-eastern Algeria
Author(s): Messaoud SaoudiDepartment of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Algeria, Abdeldjabar NecerDepartment of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Algeria, Idriss BouamDepartment of Ecology and Environment, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Algeria, Farouk KhelfaouiDepartment of Ecology and Environment, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Algeria, Oussama SaadiDepartment of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Algeria
Pages: 1–11
Sheddable armour: identification of osteoderms in the integument of Geckolepis maculata (Gekkota)
Author(s): Daniel J. PaluhVillanova University, USA, Aaron H. GriffingVillanova University, USA, Aaron M. BauerVillanova University, USA
Pages: 12–24
Genetic diversity and differentiation of the Western Leopard Toad (Sclerophrys pantherina) based on mitochondrial and microsatellite markers
Author(s): Jessica M. da SilvaKirstenbosch Research Centre, South Africa, Kevin A. FeldheimPritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution, USA, G. John MeaseyKirstenbosch Research Centre, South Africa, Stephen Doucette-RiiseKirstenbosch Research Centre, South Africa, Ryan J. DanielsKirstenbosch Research Centre, South Africa, Lucas F. ChaukeKirstenbosch Research Centre, South Africa, Krystal A. TolleyKirstenbosch Research Centre, South Africa
Pages: 25–38
Erythrocyte morphology of the Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise Psammobates geometricus: effects of season, sex and age
Author(s): Shasheen WaltonChelonian Biodiversity and Conservation – Southern Africa, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Department, South Africa, Margaretha HofmeyrChelonian Biodiversity and Conservation – Southern Africa, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Department, South Africa
Pages: 39–52
Three new species of Arthroleptella Hewitt, 1926 (Anura: Pyxicephalidae) from the Cape Fold Mountains, South Africa
Author(s): Andrew TurnerScientific Services, CapeNature, South Africa, Alan ChanningUniversity of the Western Cape, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, South Africa
Pages: 53–78



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