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A Plan for Phylogenetic Studies of Southern African Reptiles: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Kirstenbosch, February 2006

Handbook / Manual

Series: SANBI Biodiversity Series Volume: 5

By: Krystal A Tolley(Editor), M Cunningham(Editor), G Alexander(Editor), JA Harrison(Editor), AA Turner(Editor), MF Bates(Editor)

South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI Publishing)

Paperback | Jan 2006 | #205208 | ISBN: 1919976337
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About this book

The Southern African Reptile Conservation Assessment (SARCA) was launched in May 2005. Its primary aim is to produce a conservation assessment of the reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland over a four-year period (2005–2009). It has the distinction of being the first faunal project of the newly constituted South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) which, previously – as the National Botanical Institute (NBI) – was concerned only with plants. A Plan for Phylogenetic Studies of Southern African Reptiles brings together a comprehensive set of guidelines for a whole section of southern Africa's biodiversity research, and should remain relevant for at least a decade. Areas under study include priorities for systematic studies on southern African reptiles; taxonomic units relevant to conservation planning; mismatches between morphology and genetics; methods, techniques and protocols for phylogenetic studies on southern African reptiles; and a sampling and implementation strategy for phylogenetic studies on southern African reptiles.


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