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 49, No 1 (2014): April 2014

Table of Contents

Letters to the Editor

New records of a threatened lion (Panthera leo) population in a West African national park are unconvincing.
Luke T.B. Hunter, Philipp Henschel, Hans Bauer

Response to the Editor

The evidence of the survival of the lion in Mole National Park is incontrovertible. Reply to: New records of a threatened lion (Panthera leo) population in a West African national park are unconvincing
Francesco Maria Angelici, Massimiliano Di Vittorio, Fabio Petrozzi


Fish utilisation of surf-zones. Are they changing? A case study of the sheltered, warm-temperate King’s Beach.
Gavin Midgley Rishworth, Nadine A Strydom, Warren Potts
Sugar type and concentration preference of the Cape White-eye, Zosterops virens
Minke Witteveen, Mark Brown
The effect of bait collectors on stocks of Callichirus kraussi and Upogebia species in Langebaan Lagoon
Pierre Louis Nel, George Branch
Assessment of reproductive function in southern African spiny mice (Acomys spinosissimus) using faeces as hormone matrix
Phillippus Rudolf de Bruin, Katarina Medger, Nigel Bennett, André Ganswindt
Taxonomic and phylogenetic utility of variation in advertising calls of francolins and spurfowls (Galliformes: Phasianidae)
Tshifhiwa G. Mandiwana-Neudani, Timothy M. Crowe, Rauri C.K. Bowie, Martine Hausberger, Laurence Henry
A comparative analysis of the diets of Varanus albigularis and Varanus niloticus in South Africa
Kim Dalhuijsen, William Roy Branch, Graham John Alexander
Spatial genetic pattern in an economically beneficial insect, the cyclical African wild silk moth (Gonometa postica)
Timothy Christopher Bray
Sex differentiation based on the gular stripe in the apparently monomorphic Cape gannet
Gavin Midgley Rishworth, Maëlle Connan, David B Green, Pierre A Pistorius
Zooplankton and diatoms of temporary and permanent freshwater pans in the Mpumalanga Highveld region, South Africa
Luisa Riato, Carin Van Ginkel, Jonathan Charles Taylor
Maturity, spermatogenesis and seasonal reproductive cycle of male Rhinobatos annulatus (Muller & Henle, 1841) from Algoa Bay, South Africa, and a novel description for sperm release from the spermatocyst
Gideon Johannes Rossouw
Characteristics of the alarm calls of buff-streaked chat groups and African stonechat pairs in response to increased distances from surrogate raptors and snakes
Nimmi Seoraj-Pillai, Gerard Malan

Short Communications

An example of burrow system architecture of dispersing Damaraland mole-rats
Cornelia Voigt
Confinement lowers fertility rate of helmeted guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) eggs
Dennis Mukui Kimata, Richard W. Mwangi, Peter Mbaabu Mathiu
Genetic variation in a North African rodent pest, Meriones shawi: microsatellite polymorphism
Aude Lalis, Josie Lambourdière
Is protein content in the diet of Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bats, Epomophorus wahlbergi, important?
Bablawa Mqokeli, Colleen Downs

Book Reviews

Le peuplement animal du Mont Nimba (Guinée, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia)
Adrian Craig

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

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