More information:

Winter, S., Fennessy, J., Fennessy, S. and Janke, A. 2018. Matrilineal population structure and distribution of the Angolan giraffe in the Namib desert and beyond. Ecological Genetics and Genomics, 7-8: 1-5


Description:

Matrilineal population structure and distribution of the Angolan giraffe in the Namib desert and beyond.

Summary / Notes:

The distribution maps of giraffe (Giraffa) subspecies in southern Africa are based on historical assumptions, yet some populations have likely been misidentified, hindering effective conservation efforts. Particularly, the populations in Zimbabwe are poorly studied, and translocations, such as the 1991 movement of giraffe from Namibia's Etosha National Park to mitigate the human-induced decline of Namibia's desert-dwelling giraffe in the lower Hoanib and Hoarusib Rivers, was concluded without consideration of genotype. Mitochondrial DNA sequence analyses from cytochrome b and control region revealed that instead of the South African giraffe subspecies (G. giraffa giraffa), the Angolan giraffe (G. g. angolensis) occurs in southern Zimbabwe's Bubye Valley Conservancy. Furthermore, Namibia's desert-dwelling giraffe and those from Etosha National Park form distinct matrilineal lineages within the Angolan giraffe subspecies clade. Thus, despite the translocation and proximity of the Etosha National Park, the Etosha giraffe genotype has not spread amongst the desert-dwelling giraffe. Use of mutation rate estimates indicates that there has been no matrilineal exchange between Etosha and the desert-dwelling giraffe for ca. 40,000 years. While philopatry could produce distinct mitochondrial lineages, the short geographical distance and long time involved, makes it more likely that the Etosha giraffe cannot successfully compete with a putatively better adapted desert-dwelling giraffe. The analyses also show that the distribution of the Angolan giraffe extends further eastwards than expected. These findings provide important implications for giraffe conservation, and translocation in particular, which may not always be an effective means of improving genetic diversity. Keywords: Southern giraffe, Population genetics, mtDNA, Conservation, Adaptation, Desert.

Year: 2018

Type: Journal Article

URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egg.2018.03.003


Top 50 related results:

You may also be interested in the following items which are on a similar or related topic, listed in order of similarity.

Results per page:

Results: 1 to 50 of 50

To FILTER: Use the pale green row to filter the results on this page. Type in text or select from the year list.

Rows matching filter(s): All
What is this row? 
Data titleYearOriginFile typeDownloadkml/kmz
Crawford, R.J.M., Dyer, B.M., Kemper, J., Simmons, R.E. and Upfold, L. 2007. Trends in numbers or Cape Cormorants (Phalacrocorax capensis) over a 50-year period, 1956-57 to 2006-08. Emu, 107(4): 253-261
  » More info & related results
2007 Journal Article259 kb pdf
Preview
Central Bureau of Statistics, 2010. An atlas of Namibia's population: monitoring and understanding its characteristics. National Planning Commission.
  » More info & related results
2010Central Bureau of StatisticsReport29.72 mb pdf
Preview
Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. An atlas of poverty in Namibia. Central Bureau of Statistics, Windhoek
  » More info & related results
2011Central Bureau of StatisticsBook, Book Section, Booklet25.46 mb zip
Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. An atlas of poverty in Namibia. Central Bureau of Statistics, Windhoek. [Chapter 01: Introduction and 02: Methods]
  » More info & related results
2011Central Bureau of StatisticsBook, Book Section, Booklet3.96 mb pdf
Preview
Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. An atlas of poverty in Namibia. Central Bureau of Statistics, Windhoek. [Chapter: 03 Expenditure and 04: Wealth Groups]
  » More info & related results
2011Central Bureau of StatisticsBook, Book Section, Booklet5.83 mb pdf
Preview
Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. An atlas of poverty in Namibia. Central Bureau of Statistics, Windhoek. [Chapter: 08 Building Materials and 09 Education]
  » More info & related results
2011Central Bureau of StatisticsBook, Book Section, Booklet5.14 mb pdf
Preview
Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. An atlas of poverty in Namibia. Central Bureau of Statistics, Windhoek. [Chapter: 10 Some other geographical aspects of welfare; and Appendices]
  » More info & related results
2011Central Bureau of StatisticsBook, Book Section, Booklet5.48 mb pdf
Preview
Zaniewski, A.E., Lehmann, A. and Overton, J.M. 2002. Predicting species spatial distributions using presence-only data: a case study of native New Zealand ferns. Ecological Modelling, 157: 261-280
  » More info & related results
2002DRFN DLIBJournal Article585 kb pdf
Preview
Kellenberger, T.W. and Kneubühler, M. 2009. Mapping of Welwitschia mirabilis with high resolution satellite imagery in the Namib desert. This paper appears in: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2009 IEEE International, IGARSS 2009, 4: IV366-IV369
  » More info & related results
2009 Presentation
Kellenberger, R., Kneubuhler, M. and Kellenberger, T.W. 2009. Spectral characterisation and mapping of Welwitschia mirabilis in Namibia. This paper appears in: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2009 IEEE International, IGARSS 2009, 4: IV362-IV365
  » More info & related results
2009 Presentation
Prendini, L. 2005. Scorpion Diversity and Distribution in Southern Africa: Pattern and Process. African Biodiversity, 25-68
  » More info & related results
2005 Book, Book Section, Booklet
Birkhofer, K., Henschel, J. and Lubin, Y. 2012. Effects of extreme climatic events on small-scale spatial patterns: a 20-year study of the distribution of a desert spider. Oecologia, 170(3): 651-657
  » More info & related results
2012 Journal Article
Prendini, L. and Esposito, L.A. 2010. A reanalysis of Parabuthus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) phylogeny with descriptions of two new Parabuthus species endemic to the Central Namib gravel plains, Namibia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 159(3): 673–710
  » More info & related results
2010 Journal Article
Kers, L.E. 1969. On Sphaeranthus similis Kers spec. nov., S. epigaeus Schinz and S. stuhlmannii O. Hoffm. (Compositae), with notes on their distribution, branching and growth-habit. Dinteria, 2: 3-12
  » More info & related results
1969Namibia Scientific SocietyJournal Article1.03 mb pdf
Preview
Geldenhuys, C.J. 1992. Woodland management plan for Nakabunze Reserve, Eastern Caprivi
  » More info & related results
1992 Report67.46 mb pdf
Preview
Giess, W. 1981. Die in der Zentralen Namib von Südwestafrika/Namibia festgestellten Pflanzenarten und ihre Biotope. Dinteria, 15: 13-71
  » More info & related results
1981Namibia Scientific SocietyJournal Article10.77 mb pdf
Preview
Krakstad, J-O., Amaro, A.P. da S. and Shigwedha, V. 2012. A transboundary study of the pelagic fish stocks of southern Angola and northern Namibia. BCC Cruise Report No 2/2012 22 September – 06 October 2012
  » More info & related results
2012 Report7.1 mb pdf
Preview
Tjizoo, M.B. 2008. Characterizing and Comparing the Spawning Habitats of Sardine (Sardinops sagax) and Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) in the Northern Benguela Region. MSc Thesis, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Cape Town, February 2008
  » More info & related results
2008 Thesis1.87 mb pdf
Preview
Killian, W. 2016. Variability in the movements of elephants across a steep environmental gradient in Namibia. Etosha Ecological Institute. Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016
  » More info & related results
2016Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016Presentation7 mb pptx
Versfeld, W.F., Leslie, A.J., van Asch, B., Mathews, I., Beytell, P.C., Du Preez, P., Rhode, C. and Slabbert, R. 2016. Track the split of crocodile sub populations. University of Stellenbosch. Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016
  » More info & related results
2016Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016Presentation19.39 mb pptx
Marker, L., Nghikembua, M., Richmond-Coggan, L. and Bodasing, T. 2016. A history of cheetah tracking at CCF: then and now. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016
  » More info & related results
2016Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016Presentation12.6 mb pptx
Schmitz, A., Mansfeld, P., Hekkala, E., Shine, T., Nickel, H., Amato, G. and Bohme, W. 2003. Molecular evidence for species level divergence in African Nile crocodile Crocodylus niloticus (Laurenti, 1786). Comptes Rendus Palevol, 2(8): 703–712
  » More info & related results
2003 Journal Article
Abreu, J.A., Martins, E.S. and Catarino, L. 2014. New species of Maerua (Capparaceae) from Angola. Blumea, 59: 19–25
  » More info & related results
2014 Journal Article1.38 mb pdf
Preview
Williamson, G. 2011. A new Drimia sp. from the Namib Desert in Namibia. Cactus and Succulent Journal, 83(6): 286-289
  » More info & related results
2011 Journal Article
Prendini, L. and Bird, T.L. 2008. Scorpions of the Brandberg Massif, Namibia: Species richness inversely correlated with altitude. African Invertebrates, 49(2): 77-107
  » More info & related results
2008 Journal Article2.55 mb pdf
Preview
Williamson, G. 2005. Anacampseros retusa from the deep freeze into the furnace. Cactus and Succulent Journal, 77(4): 170-176
  » More info & related results
2005 Journal Article
Coaton, W.G.H. 1971. Five new termite genera from South West Africa (Isoptera: Termitidae). Windhoek: State Museum
  » More info & related results
1971 Report
Meyer, P.G. 1973. Neue und wenig bekannte Acanthaceen aus dem Kaokoveld (Südwestafrika). Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München, 11: 101-113
  » More info & related results
1973 Journal Article7.09 mb pdf
Preview
Codd, L.E., de Winter, B. and Rycroft, H.B. (Eds.). 1966. Flora of southern Africa - which deals with the territories of The Republic of South africa, Basutoland, Swaziland and South West Africa. Volume 1. National Botanic Gardens, Kirstenbosch, Department of Education, Arts and Science
  » More info & related results
1966 Book, Book Section, Booklet8.54 mb pdf
Preview
Ya. Grichanov, I., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. and Grootaert, P. 2006. An annotated checklist of Namibian Dolichopodidae (Diptera) with the description of a new species of Grootaertia and a key to species of the genus. African Invertebrates, 47(1): 207-227
  » More info & related results
2006 Journal Article188 kb pdf
Preview
Holm, E. 1985. Supplementary notes and descriptions of Ethiopian Acmaeoderinae, Julodinae and Polycestinae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 48(1): 135-161
  » More info & related results
1985 Journal Article1.74 mb pdf
Preview
Mansell, M.W. 1990. The Myrmeleontidae of southern Africa: tribe Palparini. Introduction and description of Pamares gen. nov., with four new species (Insecta: Neuroptera). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 53(2): 165-189
  » More info & related results
1990 Journal Article1.12 mb pdf
Preview
Mansell, M.W. 1981. The Crocinae of southern Africa (Neuroptera: Nemopteridae). 3. The genus Tjederia Mansell, with keys to the southern African Crocinae. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 44(2): 245-257
  » More info & related results
1981 Journal Article884 kb pdf
Preview
Branch, W.R. and Braack, H. 1995. A new toad from Paradise. Madoqua, 19(1): 15-23
  » More info & related results
1995 Journal Article995 kb pdf
Preview
Du Preez, L.H. 1995. Anuran community structure in the Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve, South Africa. Madoqua, 19(1): 25-29
  » More info & related results
1995 Journal Article413 kb pdf
Preview
Meester, J.A.J., Rautenbach, I.L., Dippenaar, N.J. and Baker, C.M. 1986. Classification of Southern African Mammals. Orders Artiodactyla and Pholidota. Transvaal Museum Monographs, 5(1): 183-227
  » More info & related results
1986 Journal Article2.97 mb pdf
Preview
Broadley, D.G. 1991. A review of the Namibian snakes of the genus Lycophidion (Serpentes: Colubridae), with the description of a new endemic species. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 35(14): 209-215
  » More info & related results
1991 Journal Article705 kb pdf
Preview
Sforzi, A. 2005. Geographic distribution of southern African Brentidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) including the description of a new Cerobates (s.s.) species. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 42(1): 53-70
  » More info & related results
2005 Journal Article337 kb pdf
Preview
Watson, J.P. 1990. The taxonomic status of the slender mongoose, Galerella sanguinea (Riippell, 1836), in southern Africa. Researches of the National Museum, 6(10): 354-492
  » More info & related results
1990 Journal Article4.78 mb pdf
Preview
Zonstein, S.L. and Marusik, Y.M. 2015. The first record of Andoharano Lehtinen, 1967 (Araneae: Filistatidae) from mainland Africa. African Invertebrates, 56(2): 483-489
  » More info & related results
2015 Journal Article6.97 mb pdf
Preview
Robinson, M.D. 1979. Karyology, phylogeny and biogeography of the Namaqua chamaeleon, Chamaeleo namaquensis Smith, 1831 (Chamaeleonidae, Reptilia). Beaufortia, 28(349): 153-156
  » More info & related results
1979 Journal Article1.02 mb pdf
Preview
Cooper-Bohannon, R., Rebelo, H., Jones, G., Cotterill, F., Monadjem, A., Schoeman, M.C., Taylor, P. and Park, K. 2016. Predicting bat distributions and diversity hotspots in southern Africa. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy, doi:10.4404/hystrix-27.1-11722
  » More info & related results
2016 Journal Article976 kb pdf
Preview
Swanepoel, W. 2013. Euphorbia otjipembana subsp. okakoraensis (Euphorbiaceae), a new subspecies from the Kaokoveld, Namibia, with an amplified description of Euphorbia otjipembana. Phytotaxa, 117(2): 51–57
  » More info & related results
2013 Journal Article2.33 mb pdf
Preview
Kolberg, H. and van Slageren, M.W. 2016. A synopsis of Aptosimum and Peliostomum (Scrophulariaceae) in Namibia, including the description of a new species, Aptosimum radiatum, and keys to all accepted species. Kew Bulletin, 71: 16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-016-9628-7
  » More info & related results
2016 Journal Article
Craven P. and Kolberg, H. 2017. Plants of Namibia
  » More info & related results
2019 Website
Swanepoel, W. 2016. Commiphora namibensis (Burseraceae), a new species from Angola. Phytotaxa, 178(3): 211–216
  » More info & related results
2016 Journal Article1.9 mb pdf
Preview
van Jaarsveld, E.J. and Swanepoel, W. 2012. Aloe huntleyana, a new species from the Baynes Mountains, Namibia. Bradleya, 30/2012: 3-8
  » More info & related results
2012 Journal Article436 kb pdf
Preview
Pedersen, C-E.T., Albrechtsen, A., Etter, P.D., Johnson, E.A., Orlando, L., Chikhi, L., Siegismund, H.R. and Heller, R. 2018. A southern African origin and cryptic structure in the highly mobile plains zebra. Nature Ecology and Evolution, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0453-7
  » More info & related results
2018 Journal Article2.45 mb pdf
Preview
Winter, S., Fennessy, J., Fennessy, S. and Janke, A. 2018. Matrilineal population structure and distribution of the Angolan giraffe in the Namib desert and beyond. Ecological Genetics and Genomics, 7-8: 1-5
  » More info & related results
2018 Journal Article
Lamb, T., & Marais, E. and Bond, J. 2017. A second locality for the Namib darkling beetle Onymacris brainei (Tenebrionidae, Coleoptera) and first report on its molecular phylogenetic placement. ZooKeys, 687: 63-72
  » More info & related results
2017 Journal Article1.25 mb pdf
Preview

» Links to useful free software for working with shapefiles, kml and kmz files, pdf files and more.