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Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Reptilia, Squamata)
The family Leptotyphlopidae (116 species) includes the smallest and thinnest species of snakes, often called threadsnakes (or wormsnakes). They are burrowing, have small eyes, and they feed onExpand
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Length-weight relationships for fish populations of a relatively undisturbed tropical estuary: The Gambia
Abstract During fish sampling conducted in the Gambia estuary between 2000 and 2002, more than 5500 fish were individually measured and weighed. From these data, length–weight relationships wereExpand
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Impact of Climate Change on the Relict Tropical Fish Fauna of Central Sahara: Threat for the Survival of Adrar Mountains Fishes, Mauritania
  • S. Trape
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PloS one
  • 10 February 2009
Background Four central Sahara mountainous massifs provide habitats for relict populations of fish. In the Adrar of Mauritania all available data on the presence and distribution of fish come fromExpand
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A Molecular Study of the Genus Agama (Squamata: Agamidae) in West Africa, with Description of Two New Species and a Review of the Taxonomy, Geographic Distribution, and Ecology of Currently
We conducted field studies in 15 West African countries and collected one thousand specimens of lizards of the genus Agama . Based on these collections, literature, molecular analysis of selectedExpand
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Recruitment patterns of young-of-the-year mugilid fishes in a West African estuary impacted by climate change
Abstract With the persistence of the sub-Saharan drought since the 1970s, the Sine Saloum estuary (Senegal) – the second largest coastal Biosphere Reserve of West-Africa – has become an “inverseExpand
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When colour patterns reflect phylogeography: new species of Dasypeltis (Serpentes: Colubridae: Boigini) from West Africa.
Six colour phases are currently known in the genus Dasypeltis in West Africa, three in the D. scabra complex and three in the D. fasciata complex. Molecular phylogenetic analysis reveals that allExpand
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Shark Attacks in Dakar and the Cap Vert Peninsula, Senegal: Low Incidence despite High Occurrence of Potentially Dangerous Species
  • S. Trape
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PloS one
  • 30 January 2008
Background The International Shark Attack File mentions only four unprovoked shark attacks on the coast of West Africa during the period 1828–2004, an area where high concentrations of sharks and 17Expand
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Redescription of Liza bandialensis (Teleostei: Mugilidae) with an identification key to mullet species of Eastern Central Atlantic.
Liza bandialensis Diouf 1991 is redescribed because previous descriptions have not been in well-distributed publications and have lacked sufficient detail or reference to voucher specimens. TheExpand
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A study of the relict fish fauna of northern Chad, with the first records of a polypterid and a poeciliid in the Sahara desert.
  • S. Trape
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comptes rendus biologies
  • 1 November 2013
Seventeen species and sub-species of fishes belonging to four families (Cyprinidae, Clariidae, Aplocheilidae, Cichlidae) were known to occur in perennial bodies of water in the Sahara desert. TheExpand
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