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    • Aspects of amphibian chytrid infections in South Africa 

      Gericke, Maria Catharina (North-West University, 2008)
      The waterborne pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), amphibian chytrid, is implicated as being the causative agent for global amphibian declines. The fungus attacks the keratinized skin of adult and postmetamorphic ...
    • Morphology of the elygium and developing umbraculum in the eye of amietia vertebralis tadpoles 

      Kruger, Donnavan J.D.; Weldon, Ché; Minter, Les R.; Du Preez, Louis H. (Wiley, 2013)
      The elygium is a darkly pigmented projection over the pupil of the tadpoles of certain species that live mostly at high altitudes. It has been suggested that this structure shades the retina, protecting it from high UV ...
    • Resolving the confusion: Amietia vertebralis and A. umbraculata tadpole morphology 

      Du Preez, Louis Heyns; Weldon, Ché; Kruger, Donavan Johannes David (Zoological Society of Southern Africa, 2011)
      Morphological similarities between the tadpoles of Amietia umbraculata and A. vertebralis have led to confusion and incorrect descriptions and identifications in the literature. Based on 33 body measurements and ratios we ...