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  1. Reproductive cycle of the Namaqua sand lizard, <em>Pedioplanis namaquensis</em> (Squamata: Lacertidae), from southern Africa

    Reproductive cycle of the Namaqua sand lizard, <em>Pedioplanis namaquensis</em> (Squamata: Lacertidae), from southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The reproductive cycle of the Namaqua sand lizard, Pedioplanis namaquensis, from southern Africa is described from histological examination of gonadal material from museum specimens. Males followed a seasonal testicular cycle in which sperm was produced in January–March and September–December. Testes...
  2. Helminths of seven species of lacertid lizards from southern Africa

    Helminths of seven species of lacertid lizards from southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Two hundred and forty five lacertid lizards representing seven species (Heliobolus lugubris, Ichnotropis squamulosa, Meroles anchietae, M. cuneirostris, M. suborbitalis, Pedioplanis lineoocellata, P. namaquensis) from southern Africa were examined for helminths. Adults of one species of cestode, Oochoristica ubelakeri, and...
  3. Characterisation of microsatellite markers in the Spotted Sand Lizard (<em>Pedioplanis lineoocellata</em>) shows low levels of inbreeding and moderate genetic diversity on a small spatial scale

    Characterisation of microsatellite markers in the Spotted Sand Lizard (<em>Pedioplanis lineoocellata</em>) shows low levels of inbreeding and moderate genetic diversity on a small spatial scale

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Population genetic methods can be useful for understanding spatial genetic patterns, gene flow and diversity. While genetic markers such as gene sequences are useful for understanding broad scale phylogeographic patterns, microsatellite markers allow for inferences within species and on smaller...
  4. Intraspecific behavioural variation in the lacertid lizard <em>Meroles cuneirostris</em> (Strauch, 1867) (Sauria:Lacertidae)

    Intraspecific behavioural variation in the lacertid lizard <em>Meroles cuneirostris</em> (Strauch, 1867) (Sauria:Lacertidae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    We characterised behavioural variation between adult male, adult female and juvenile Meroles cuneirostris, a diurnal lacertid lizard endemic to the Namib Desert. Variation in microhabitat preference was significant between age classes, as adults spent more time underneath vegetative cover than...