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Impact of the introduced yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes on Bird Island, Seychelles
- M. Hill, K. Holm, T. Vel, N. Shah, P. Matyot
- Biology, Environmental ScienceBiodiversity & Conservation
- 16 July 2003
Yellow crazy ants on Bird Island significantly affected invertebrate communities on foliage and on the ground, both in terms of taxonomic composition and the density of specific taxa, apparently causing the local exclusion of some invertebrates.
Species-Wide Genetic Variation and Demographic History of Drosophila sechellia, a Species Lacking Population Structure
- D. Legrand, M. Tenaillon, P. Matyot, J. Gerlach, D. Lachaise, M. Cariou
- 1 August 2009
While bottlenecks cannot account for the pattern of molecular evolution observed in this species, scenarios close to the null hypothesis of a constant population size are well supported and adaptive features specific to D. sechellia are discussed.
The orthopteroids of the Seychelles: a threatened island fauna
- P. Matyot
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Insect Conservation
- 1 December 1998
The Seychelles orthopteroids are vulnerable to habitat disturbance caused by human activity and are now mainly confined to patches of native vegetation and are threatened by further encroachment and by introduced predators and competitors.
On the identity of Monsieur Dussumier’s Dutch tortoise and the lectotype of Testudo dussumieri Gray, 1831
It is concluded that RMNH 3231 is not a suitable name-bearing type for the Aldabra tortoise, and the continued use of the name T. dussumieri will cause persistent nomenclatural and taxonomic confusion and unending debate.
Drosophilidae of Seychelles : biogeography , ecology and conservation status
The establishment of the crested tree lizard , Calotes versicolor ( DAUDIN , 1802 ) ( Squamata : Agamidae
- P. Matyot
- Environmental Science
— There is evidence that the Asian agamid Calotes versicolor (DAUDIN, 1802), the crested tree lizard, is now established on Ste Anne Island in Seychelles, and it is reported to be dispersing away…
Developing strategies for invertebrate conservation: the case for the Seychelles islands
JUSTIN GERLACH1, PAT MATYOT2 & MICHAEL J. SAMWAYS3 1 PO Box 207, Victoria, Mahé, SEYCHELLES / University Museum of Zoology Cambridge, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, U.K.…
Comment on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines)
Comment on the proposed conservation of the specific name Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940 (Annelida, SPIONIDAE)