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The ecology of large herbivores native to the coastal lowlands of the fynbos biome in the Western Cape, South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
The south-western Cape is a unique region of southern Africa with regards to generally low soil nutrient status, winter rainfall and unusually species-rich temperate vegetation. This region supported a diverse large ...
Chromosomal evolution and phylogeny of golden moles and tenrecs (Mammalia : Afrosoricida)
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
Afrosoricida is a 65 million years old (my) eutherian order that together with the Tubulidentata (aardvark) and Macroscelidea (elephant shrews) form the Afroinsectiphillia, a subclade of Afrotheria. It includes two ...
Mate choice and immunocompetence in ostriches (Struthio camelus)
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
Females of many bird species prefer to mate with males exhibiting elaborate ornamentation, which serves as an indicator of male quality. Such ornaments, called secondary sexual traits, could act as signals to females ...
Communication in the yellow mongoose, Cynictis penicillata
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
Improved anti-predator protection has been postulated to be the primary advantage of sociality in the family Herpestidae. Therefore, the yellow mongoose, Cynictis penicillata, is considered an anomaly in the family because ...