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Origin of the Superflock of Cichlid Fishes from Lake Victoria, East Africa
Lake Victoria harbors a unique species-rich flock of more than 500 endemic haplochromine cichlid fishes. The origin, age, and mechanism of diversification of this extraordinary radiation are still… Expand
Baseline levels and trophic transfer of persistent organic pollutants in sediments and biota from the Congo River Basin (DR Congo).
- Vera Verhaert, A. Covaci, +5 authors R. Blust
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Environment international
- 1 September 2013
The present study aimed to evaluate the occurrence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs: (PCBs, PBDEs, DDTs, HCHs, CHLs and HCB) in sediments and biota from the middle Congo River Basin (CRB) and… Expand
A mitochondrial phylogeographic scenario for the most widespread African rodent, Mastomys natalensis
In order to evaluate the contribution of geological, environmental, and climatic changes to the spatial distribution of genetic variation of Mastomys natalensis, we analysed cytochrome b sequences… Expand
The impact of the Congo River and its tributaries on the rodent genus Praomys: speciation origin or range expansion limit?
We studied the taxonomy, distribution, and ecology of species within Praomys, a common rodent genus present in rainforests and montane forests in sub-Saharan Africa. The taxonomy of the group is… Expand
Biogeographic origin and radiation of Cuban Eleutherodactylus frogs of the auriculatus species group, inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences.
- Ariel Rodríguez, M. Vences, Bruno Nevado, A. Machordom, E. Verheyen
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
We studied phylogenetic relationships of the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus species group to infer colonization and diversification patterns in this endemic radiation of terrestrial frogs of the genus… Expand
Systematics of African lowland rainforest Praomys (Rodentia, Muridae) based on molecular and craniometrical data
Representatives of the genus Praomys occur throughout the African intertropical zone. It is unclear how many species this genus contains, nor do we know the exact distribution ranges and phylogenetic… Expand
Phylogeography and cryptic diversity of the solitary-dwelling silvery mole-rat, genus Heliophobius (family: Bathyergidae)
- C. Faulkes, N. Bennett, Fenton P.D. Cotterill, W. Stanley, G. Mgode, E. Verheyen
- 1 December 2011
SYNTHESYS grant (BE-TAF-289), grants from the National Research Foundation, the University of Pretoria South Africa (to NCB) and the ERANDA and Bay Foundations (FC).
Widespread geographical distribution of mitochondrial haplotypes in rock-dwelling cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika.
The spectacularly diverse cichlid fish species flocks of the East African Rift Lakes have elicited much debate on the potential evolutionary mechanisms responsible for the origin of these adaptive… Expand
Evolutionary history of the thicket rats (genus Grammomys) mirrors the evolution of African forests since late Miocene
Aim Grammomys are mostly arboreal rodents occurring in forests, woodlands and thickets throughout sub-Saharan Africa. We investigated whether the divergence events within the genus follow the… Expand
Diversity, dynamics and reproduction in a community of small mammals in Upper Guinea, with emphasis on pygmy mice ecology
As part of a large survey on reservoirs of Lassa fever in Guinea, three villages were investigated in high endemic zone, close to Sierra Leone border. Biodiversity of the small mammal community is… Expand