Articles by Author: William R Branch

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  1. A comparative analysis of the diets of <em>Varanus albigularis</em> and <em>Varanus niloticus</em> in South Africa

    A comparative analysis of the diets of <em>Varanus albigularis</em> and <em>Varanus niloticus</em> in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    We present data from gut content analyses of Varanus albigularis (savanna monitor) and V. niloticus (water monitor) in South Africa. Both species are generalist, opportunistic feeders. We did not detect any sex-based differences in the diet of V. albigularis, and...
  2. A new adder <em>(Bitis; Viperidae)</em> from the Western Cape Province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Zoology
    A new species of small, terrestrial Bitis is described from the Western Cape Province, South Africa. It occurs in sympatry with Bitis comuta and Bitis atropos on the upper slopes and summit of the Cedarberg, and with the latter on...
  3. Donald George Broadley: Bibliography, taxonomic discoveries and patronyms

    Donald George Broadley: Bibliography, taxonomic discoveries and patronyms

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Donald G. Broadley was one of Africa’s most prolific recent authors. He produced over 410 articles, including numerous comprehensive and detailed taxonomic reviews of lizard and snake genera. A review of his scientific publications spanning over 50 years of herpetological...
  4. A new species of <em>Scolecoseps</em> (Reptilia: Scincidae) from coastal north-eastern Mozambique

    A new species of <em>Scolecoseps</em> (Reptilia: Scincidae) from coastal north-eastern Mozambique

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Seven specimens of Scolecoseps Loveridge, 1920 from the vicinity of Palma on the north coast of Mozambique are compared morphologically with other known material of this genus. The new material can be distinguished morphologically from all other Scolecoseps by the...
  5. End of an era for African Herpetology—An obituary for a remarkable man: Donald George Broadley (29 May 1932 – 10 March 2016)

    End of an era for African Herpetology—An obituary for a remarkable man: Donald George Broadley (29 May 1932 – 10 March 2016)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    English-born Donald George Broadley spent most of his adult life working as a herpetologist at two museums in Zimbabwe. His many taxonomic reviews and other publications made him one of the most respected experts on African reptiles and amphibians worldwide...
  6. The padloper’s tortuous path (Chelonia: Testudinidae): Two genera, not one

    The padloper’s tortuous path (Chelonia: Testudinidae): Two genera, not one

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Since 1957, all padlopers were considered Homopus, which was an anomaly, because only two species have four claws on the front and hind limbs. The revival of the genus Chersobius for the five-toed species (signatus, boulengeri and solus) now limits...
  7. Inventory of South African Natural Forests for Management Purposes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The types of inventories used for the management of South African natural forests, primarily focusing on those of the Cape Province, are outlined. The inventory types used are discussed within the framework of three main classes of resource inventories (resource...
  8. Pasture problems in South Africa

    Pasture problems in South Africa

    Grassland problems in South Africa are reviewed and the suggestion made that a Pasture Research Institute should be established forthwith to serve South Africa. An holistic approach is needed whereby plant, soil and animal influences are studied as controllable parts...