African Zoology

African Zoology is a general zoology, peer reviewed journal that publishes research articles, short communications, topical reviews, book reviews as well as conference proceedings with some bearing on the African biodiversity.

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Official journal of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa

(continue Zoologica Africana and South African Journal of Zoology)

African Zoology is widely indexed in larger indexes, Biological Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Current Advances in Biology & Molecular Biology, Elsevier Geoabstracts, Science Citation Index (ISI)(IF = 1.018), TEEL, Web of Science and Zoological Record.

African Zoology is accredited by the South African National Department of Education for measurement of research output of public higher education.

Vol 48, No 2 (2013)

Table of Contents


Chondrichthyan occurrence and abundance trends in False Bay, South Africa, based on a century of catch and survey records
Lauren Nicole Best, Colin Attwood, Charlene da Silva, Stephan Lamberth
Grassland bird response to vegetation structural heterogeneity and clearing of invasive bramble
Chevonne Reynolds, Craig Symes
A study of moult-site fidelity in Egyptian geese, Alopochen aegyptiaca, in South Africa
Mduduzi Ndlovu, Graeme S. Cumming, Philip A.R. Hockey, Mbongeni D Nkosi, Gregory L Mutumi
Does supplemental feeding affect behaviour and foraging pattern of critically endangered Western Derby eland in an ex situ conservation site?
Pavla Hejcmanová, Pavla Vymyslická, Magdalena Žáčková, Michal Hejcman
Ectoparasites of a non-indigenous warthog population, Phacochoerus africanus, in the Free State Province, South Africa
Sonja Matthee, Monlee Swanepoel, Luther van der Mescht, Alison Leslie, Louw Hoffman
In situ growth rate of Solen cylindraceus (Mollusca: Euheterodonta: Solenidae) in the St Lucia estuarine lake, South Africa.
Holly Nel, Renzo Perissinotto, Ricky Taylor
Breeding density of the Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri in the communal areas surrounding the Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
Minke Witteveen, Elspeth Parry, Mark Norris-Rogers, Mark Brown
Seasonal habitat and diet partitioning between two sympatric bovid species in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Northern Benin): waterbuck and western kob
Chabi Adéyèmi Marc Sylvestre Djagoun, B Kassa, G.A. Mensah, B.A. Sinsin
Inadequate taxonomy of highly divergent COI haplotypes in laboratory and field populations of earthworms used in ecotoxicology. A case study
Patricks Voua Otomo, Mark S Maboeta, C Bezuidenhout
Phylogeography of Buthus Leach, 1815 (Scorpiones: Buthidae): A multigene molecular approach reveals further complex evolutionary history in the Maghreb
Diana de Oliveira Gomes Pedroso, Pedro Sousa, D. James Harris, Arie van der Meijden
A comparison of techniques employed in detection of avian malaria infection, South Africa
Sharon Okanga, Graeme S Cumming, Phillip AR Hockey, Mercedes Grome, Jeffrey L Peters
Life history characteristics of an age-validated established invasive African sharptooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus, population in a warm-temperate African impoundment
Reece Wartenberg, Olaf L.F. Weyl, Anthony J. Booth, Henning Winker
A report of Symbiotic Siphonostomatoida (Copepoda) infecting mobulids (Rajiformes: Mobulidae) off the KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa
Modjadji C Lebepe, S M Dippenaar
Orbit oriemtation and eye morphometrics in giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Graham Mitchell, David Roberts, Sybrand van Sittert, John Skinner
Seasonal differences in foraging dynamics, habitat use and home range of Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat in an urban environment
Dominic Rollinson, Joy Coleman, Colleen Downs
Genetic differentiation in Horus Chamberlin (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones, Olpiidae) as indicated by mitochondrial DNA analysis
Jacques Van Heerden, Peter Taylor, Carel Van Heerden
Causes of admissions to a raptor rehabilitation centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Lindy Jane Thompson, Ben Hoffman, Mark Brown
Climate and the evolution of group-living behaviour in the armadillo lizard (Ouroborus cataphractus)
Cindy Shuttleworth, P. leFras N. Mouton, Adriaan van Niekerk
Fragmented populations of leopards in West-Central Africa: facing an uncertain future
Pauline Toni, Thiery Lodé

Short Communications

First record of an introduction of the giant pangasius, Pangasius sanitwongsei Smith 1931, into an African river
Tuuli Mäkinen, Olaf LF Weyl, Kerry-Ann van der Walt, Ernst R Swartz
Interference competition between sunbirds and carpenter bees for the nectar of Hypoestes aristata
Robert Tropek, Michael Bartoš, Eliška Padyšáková, Štěpán Janeček
Population density and habitat preferences of forest duikers in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon
Yoshihiro Nakashima, E Inoue, E-F.O. Akomo-Okoue
New evidence of homoplasy within the African genus Varicorhinus (Cyprinidae): An independent origin of specialized scraping forms in the adjacent drainage systems of Ethiopia inferred from mtDNA analysis
Boris A. Levin, Alexander S. Golubtsov, Yuri Yu. Dgebuadze, Nikolai S. Mugue
The occurance of taste buds in adults of the terrestrial ceacilian Boulengerula boulengeri Tornier, 1898 (Lissamphibia: Gymnophiona)
Karolina Agata Budzik, K Żuwała, G.J. Measey
Turritella declivis Adams & Reeve, in Reeve, 1849 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) – a South African not an Australian species, and a characteristic component of the Agulhas Bank benthos
David Guy Herbert
White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) inflicted bite wounds observed on Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) at Black Rocks, Algoa Bay, South Africa
Matthew Laurence Dicken, Michelle Bradshaw, Malcolm John Smale

Book Reviews

Book review
Megan Kate Murison

ISSN 2224-073X (online) ; ISSN 1562-7020 (print)

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