Articles by Author: Aaron M Bauer

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  1. 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
  2. Atlas des Reptiles du Cameroun

    Atlas des Reptiles du Cameroun

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
  3. Relationships of the <em>Pachydactylus rugosus</em> group of geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae)

    Relationships of the <em>Pachydactylus rugosus</em> group of geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    We examined phylogenetic relationships of the Pachydactylus rugosus complex using DNA sequence data from segments of the mitochondrial genes cytochrome b and 16S ribosomal RNA. These molecular data support the contention that members of the rugosus complex, as defined by...
  4. The larynx and trachea of the barking gecko, <em>Ptenopus garrulus maculatus</em> (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) and their relation to vocalization

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Zoology
    Since its discovery by science almost 150 years ago, Ptenopus garrulus has been recognized as a highly vocal gekkonid. While this ability has been the subject of ecological and ethological investigations, and while its call has been sonographically analysed, the...
  5. Leaf biomechanics as a potential tool to predict feeding preferences of the geometric tortoise <em>Psammobates geometricu</em>s

    Leaf biomechanics as a potential tool to predict feeding preferences of the geometric tortoise <em>Psammobates geometricu</em>s

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Food and non food plant characteristics were studied for the geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus, to test the hypothesis that feeding preferences in tortoises may be influenced by the mechanical properties of plant leaves. Twelve focal feeding observations made between 8...
  6. The phylogenetic affinities of <em>Trachylepis sulcata nigra</em> and the intraspecific evolution of coastal melanism in the western rock skink

    The phylogenetic affinities of <em>Trachylepis sulcata nigra</em> and the intraspecific evolution of coastal melanism in the western rock skink

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The phylogenetic affinities of the melanistic subspecies Trachylepis sulcata nigra have never been investigated, and it was unclear if this subspecies represented a locally adapted population or a distinct species. Sequences from the nuclear marker RAG-1 (1149 bp), two novel...
  7. A review of the genus <em>Homopholis</em> Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in southern Africa

    A review of the genus <em>Homopholis</em> Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    On the basis of molecular data, the gekkonid lizard Homopholis arnoldi Loveridge is revived as a full species. Morphologically it is usually distinguishable from H. wahlbergii on the basis of its striped dorsal colour pattern. Homopholis arnoldi has a wide...
  8. Laryngotracheal and cervical muscular anatomy in the genus <em>Uroplatus</em> (Gekkota: Gekkonidae) in relation to distress call emission

    Laryngotracheal and cervical muscular anatomy in the genus <em>Uroplatus</em> (Gekkota: Gekkonidae) in relation to distress call emission

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    The gekkonid Uroplatus exhibits many autapomorphic features. The laryngotracheal region has long been noted to display unusual characteristics, with a widely expanded and membrane-roofed anterior portion of the trachea being prominent among these. It has been proposed that this tracheal...
  9. On the taxonomic status of two enigmatic southern African fossorial skinks, <em>Scelotes bicolor</em> and <em>S. schebeni</em>

    On the taxonomic status of two enigmatic southern African fossorial skinks, <em>Scelotes bicolor</em> and <em>S. schebeni</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    The nominal taxa Scelotes bicolor and Scelotes schebeni are known only from their respective type specimens, both now lost, and they have been regarded as species inquirendae. A review of available data confirms that earlier synonymisations with S. arenicola and...
  10. Sheddable armour: identification of osteoderms in the integument of <em>Geckolepis maculata</em> (Gekkota)

    Sheddable armour: identification of osteoderms in the integument of <em>Geckolepis maculata</em> (Gekkota)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Osteoderms are bony deposits that form within the dermal layer of skin in vertebrates. Within geckos, osteoderms are uncommon, only described in Gekko gecko and the genus Tarentola. A previous report of osteoderms in the Afro-Malagasy gekkonid genus Geckolepis has...