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  1. 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...
  2. Cryptic diversity in the common flap-necked chameleon <em>Chamaeleo dilepis</em> in South Africa

    Cryptic diversity in the common flap-necked chameleon <em>Chamaeleo dilepis</em> in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The spatial genetic structure of a species, and whether distinct genetic lineages are present, is strongly influenced by their biology and habitat requirements. Given habitat specificity and low vagility, many herpetofaunal species are reservoirs for high levels of cryptic diversity;...
  3. A phylogeny and genus-level revision of the African file snakes <em>Gonionotophis</em> Boulenger (Squamata: Lamprophiidae)

    A phylogeny and genus-level revision of the African file snakes <em>Gonionotophis</em> Boulenger (Squamata: Lamprophiidae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    The sub-Saharan African file snake genus Gonionotophis is currently comprised of 15 species. However, the concept of this genus has been confounded by morphological and genetic differences between the constituent taxa. Due to the dearth of DNA samples, a taxonomic...