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Amphibian community along elevational and habitat disturbance gradients in the Taita Hills, Kenya
We evaluated the relationship between amphibian composition along anthropogenic habitat disturbance and elevational gradients in the Taita Hills. We tested the hypotheses that there is a clear
Life history of an African caecilian: Boulengerula taitanus Loveridge 1935 (Amphibia Gymnophiona Caeciilidae)
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Information produced during this study is used to develop a tentative life-table for Boulengerula taitanus Loveridge 1935, a direct developing terrestrial caecilian commonly found in agricultural settings of the Taita Hills, Kenya.
A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae) from the highlands of northwest Kenya
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A phylogeny based on mitochondrial DNA shows that the proposed new chameleon, Trioceros nyirit sp.
DIVERSITY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF HERPETOFAUNA OF THE TANA RIVER PRIMATE NATIONAL RESERVE, KENYA
ABSTRACT Herpetofaunal surveys of the Tana River Primate National Reserve were conducted between December 1998 and January 2002 to generate a species list. Systematic search–and–seize, visual
The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project
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To the knowledge, this is the largest and most geographically and taxonomically representative database of spatial comparisons of biodiversity that has been collated to date; it will be useful to researchers and international efforts wishing to model and understand the global status of biodiversity.
Ecology and Distribution of the Pancake Tortoise, Malacochersus tornieri in Kenya
ABSTRACT Field investigations on the ecology, distribution and conservation of the pancake tortoise Malacochersus tornieri in Kenya were conducted from September to December 1998 and from March 2001
Phylogeography of Jackson's Forest Lizard Adolfus jacksoni (Sauria: Lacertidae) Reveals Cryptic Diversity in the Highlands of East Africa
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Results from phylogenetic analyses and additional morphological data indicated that Adolfus jacksoni occurs throughout the Albertine Rift, likely from the Kabobo Plateau to the Lendu Plateau of Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as southern Uganda, Mt. Elgon, and the highlands of western Kenya on the western side of the Kenyan Rift.
The 2016 release of the PREDICTS database
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A dataset of 3,250,404 measurements, collated from 26,114 sampling locations in 94 countries and representing 47,044 species, which was assembled as part of the PREDICTS project - Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems.
A new species of chameleon (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) from the Aberdare Mountains in the central highlands of Kenya
We describe a new species of chameleon, Trioceros kinangopensis sp. nov., from Kinangop Peak in the Aberdare moun-tains, central highlands of Kenya. The proposed new species is morphologically and
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