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A review of the old world genera of Lauxaniidae (Diptera)
This paper presents in key form a review of the Old World genera of Lauxaniidae. Thirteen new genera are erected, three genera are placed in synonymy, four subgenera are given generic status, and one genus is transferred ...
The conservation ecology of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) at Ndumo Game Reserve in North Eastern KwaZulu-Natal and the Rio Maputo floodplain in South Eastern Mozambique.
Up until 1969 Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) were considered as vermin in South Africa and were actively persecuted throughout the country. In an effort to re-establish viable populations within protected areas in ...
Ecophysiology and population dynamics of the alien invasive gastropod Tarebia granifera in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.
Tarebia granifera is a prosobranch freshwater gastropod from south-east Asia which has invaded other sub-tropical parts of the world. This snail has recently also invaded the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, often reaching ...
The invasive potential of the freshwater snail Radix rubiginosa recently introduced into South Africa.
Invasions of ecosystems by exotic species are increasing and they may often act as a significant driver of the homogenization of the Earth’s biota, resulting in global biodiversity loss. Moreover, the addition of exotic ...
Patterns of animal endemism in the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany biodiversity hotspot.
The Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany (MPA) hotspot, as is the case of all such global biodiversity hotspots, has primarily been recognised based on its high floristic endemism and delimited intuitively. Boundaries of global ...
Studies on the biology of three species of sea urchin (Echinodermata : Echnoidea), on the South African east coast.
Ten species of shallow water echinoid are found on the subtropical east coast of South Africa. Although their distributions are patchy, the most common species, Echinometra mathaei, stomopneustes variolaris and Diadema ...
Two aspects of the biology of an African honeybee, Apis mellifera scutellata (Hymenoptera, Apidae) : laying workers, and colony defence behaviour.
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Aspects of the biology, specific status and control of the bedbugs Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus in northern Natal and KwaZulu.
The bedbugs Cimex lectularius and C. hemipterus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) have been identified from a study area in northern Natal and KwaZulu. South Africa, between 26° 45' S and 28° 45' S, and 32° 00 ' E and 32° 52' E. ...
The freshwater Diaptomidae (Calanoida : Copepoda) of Southern Africa.
Freshwater copepod taxonomy has been neglected in southern Africa for more than 50 years and this has placed a constraint on research on the biology and ecology of this important component of the freshwater ...
Aspects of the thermal physiology and fruit digestion of Knysna (Tauraco Corythaix) and Purple-crested (Gallirex porphyrelophus)
Chapter 2: Avian frugivores have been somewhat poorly studied with regards to the effects that different fruit sugar types and concentrations have on their digestive efficiencies. Digestion of sugars in equicaloric and ...