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  1. Distribution and biogeography of the Paradiaptominae (Copepoda: Calanoida: Diaptomidae)

    Distribution and biogeography of the Paradiaptominae (Copepoda: Calanoida: Diaptomidae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The Paradiaptominae, a subfamily of the large Diaptomidae family, is a small group of freshwater calanoids of which 24 species in four genera have been described. They are endemic to Africa with the exception of four species, Metadiaptomus asiaticus (Asia...
  2. Extreme levels of intra-specific divergence among Cape Peninsula populations of the Cape galaxias, <em>Galaxias zebratus</em> Castelnau 1861, reveals a possible species complex

    Extreme levels of intra-specific divergence among Cape Peninsula populations of the Cape galaxias, <em>Galaxias zebratus</em> Castelnau 1861, reveals a possible species complex

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The Cape galaxias, Galaxias zebratus, is part of the paleao-endemic fauna characteristic of the south-western Cape, South Africa, and is the only galaxiid found in continental Africa. A 284-bp fragment of the cytochrome b region of the mtDNA was sequenced...
  3. Conservation status and distribution of freshwater fishes in South African national parks

    Conservation status and distribution of freshwater fishes in South African national parks

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Thirteen of South Africa’s national parks contain aquatic systems which support 63 indigenous and 11 alien freshwater fishes. Indigenous fishes include 43 species of the Zambezian faunal group (70% of the national total), eight Karroid (47%), five Cape (31%) and...
  4. Population density of the Réunion Grey White-eye <em>Zosterops borbonicus</em> within the summit ecosystems of Réunion, Mascarene Islands

    Population density of the Réunion Grey White-eye <em>Zosterops borbonicus</em> within the summit ecosystems of Réunion, Mascarene Islands

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Assessing population density is crucial for studying the ecology and evolutionary biology of species as well as for conservation purposes. Here we used point count methods to infer population density in a single-island endemic passerine bird, the Réunion Grey White-eye...
  5. A phylogeny of Central African <em>Boaedon</em> (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae), with the description of a new cryptic species from the Albertine Rift

    A phylogeny of Central African <em>Boaedon</em> (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae), with the description of a new cryptic species from the Albertine Rift

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    The Central African house snake Boaedon olivaceus has a large distribution from the forests of West Africa to Mabira Forest in Uganda. We sequenced two mitochondrial (cyt b and ND4) and two nuclear (c-mos and RAG1) genes from several populations...
  6. Factors determining the occurrence of <em>Pleurodeles poireti</em> (Caudata: Salamandridae) on Edough Peninsula, northeastern Algeria

    Factors determining the occurrence of <em>Pleurodeles poireti</em> (Caudata: Salamandridae) on Edough Peninsula, northeastern Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Pleurodeles poireti is one of the lesser-known amphibians in the Mediterranean region. This species is strictly endemic to the Edough Peninsula in northeastern Algeria. Here we investigated the factors that determine the presence of P. poireti, by affecting its selection...
  7. Molecular research on the systematically challenging smoothhound shark genus <em>Mustelus</em>: a synthesis of the past 30 years

    Molecular research on the systematically challenging smoothhound shark genus <em>Mustelus</em>: a synthesis of the past 30 years

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    The species-rich genus Mustelus (smoothhounds) of the shark family Triakidae is one of the most bio-economically important groups of elasmobranchs in the world’s oceans. Despite the commercial value of Mustelus, the systematics of the group remains largely unresolved and there...