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  1. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF TRICHOPTERA RESEARCH RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA - A PERSONAL VIEW

    TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF TRICHOPTERA RESEARCH RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA - A PERSONAL VIEW

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Limnological Society of Southern Africa
    A brief account of earlier work on Trichoptera, reasons for choice of the Order, and resources built up, is followed by the story of twenty-five years of research, from 1963–1988. This includes aims in view, followed by the ‘state of...
  2. <em>Eolimna archibaldii</em> spec. nov. and <em>Navigiolum adamantiforme</em> comb. nov. (Bacillariophyceae): two possibly endemic elements of the South African diatom flora tolerant to surface water pollution

    <em>Eolimna archibaldii</em> spec. nov. and <em>Navigiolum adamantiforme</em> comb. nov. (Bacillariophyceae): two possibly endemic elements of the South African diatom flora tolerant to surface water pollution

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Two little-known diatom taxa have been encountered in the saprobic and anthropogenically impacted waters of the Vaal River, South Africa. Eolimna archibaldii, an extremely small-celled species, is described as new to science. Navicula adamantiformis Archibald is transferred to the taxonomically-appropriate...
  3. Phylogenetic relationships among members of the <em>Pachydactylus capensis</em> group of southern African geckos

    Phylogenetic relationships among members of the <em>Pachydactylus capensis</em> group of southern African geckos

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Phylogenetic relationships among members of the Pachydactylus capensis group of southern African geckos
  4. A new genus and species of Ceratocanthidae from Tanzania (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)

    A new genus and species of Ceratocanthidae from Tanzania (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Cryptophilharmostes mahunkai n.gen., n.sp., a remarkable Ceratocanthidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from the Usambara Mountains (Tanzania), is described. The morphology of the clypeus and mesoepisternum is discussed, also with reference to other Ceratocanthidae. The affinities of the genus are discussed, and within...
  5. Phylogenetic relationships in the genus <em>Aethomys</em> (Rodentia: Muridae)

    Phylogenetic relationships in the genus <em>Aethomys</em> (Rodentia: Muridae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Aethomys were examined based on qualitative cranial data for all currently recognized species. A cladistic analysis suggested the presence of three clades: 1) A. bocagei, A. thomasi, A. silindensis, A. kaiseri, and A. nyikae;2) A...
  6. Exploring the diversity and molecular evolution of shrews (family Soricidae) using mtDNA cytochrome <em>b</em> data

    Exploring the diversity and molecular evolution of shrews (family Soricidae) using mtDNA cytochrome <em>b</em> data

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The taxonomy of the shrews (family Soricidae) is primarily underpinned by the analysis of morphology characters. These morphological characters are, however, often plesiomorphic and difficult to interpret in an evolutionarily meaningful way. Recent molecular studies have provided some clarity at...
  7. Preliminary comparison of calls of the hybridizing fur seals <em>Arctocephalus tropicalis</em> and <em>A. gazella</em>

    Preliminary comparison of calls of the hybridizing fur seals <em>Arctocephalus tropicalis</em> and <em>A. gazella</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) and the Subantarctic fur seal (A. tropicalis) hybridize on a relatively small scale at Marion Island. To date the description of calls published for A. tropicalis and A. gazella are fragmented and not easily...
  8. Additional material of the enigmatic golden mole <em>Cryptochloris zyli</em>, with notes on the genus <em>Cryptochloris</em> (Mammalia: Chrysochloridae)

    Additional material of the enigmatic golden mole <em>Cryptochloris zyli</em>, with notes on the genus <em>Cryptochloris</em> (Mammalia: Chrysochloridae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Van Zyl’s golden mole (Cryptochloris zyli) is a distinctive but little-known species from the northwestern Cape Province of South Africa. Many authors have mentioned that it is known only by the holotype. Two other specimens are now known to exist;...
  9. Name changes and additions to the southern African freshwater fish fauna

    Name changes and additions to the southern African freshwater fish fauna

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Changes made to the scientific names of southern African freshwater fishes since 2001 are explained and discussed. Adjustments to the phylogeny and classification of the fauna are outlined. Recent systematic studies on cyprinines are discussed and changes to the genera...
  10. The taxonomic position and breeding range of Golden Nightjar <em>Caprimulgus eximius</em> (Caprimulgidae)

    The taxonomic position and breeding range of Golden Nightjar <em>Caprimulgus eximius</em> (Caprimulgidae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Golden Nightjar Caprimulgus eximius is an apparently sedentary sub-Saharan species with a breeding range extending from Senegal and Mauritania to Sudan. Although genetic studies of nightjars and related Caprimulgiformes have been published previously, none has included Golden Nightjar. In this...