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Data from: Genetic structure of the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) in south-eastern Africa

Antoinette Kotzé, Desiré Lee Dalton, Raoul Du Toit, Natasha Anderson & Yoshan Moodley
Despite an on-going struggle to conserve the endangered black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) since the 1980’s, huge capital investment and several genetic surveys, the level of genetic structure and connectivity among populations in southern Africa is not well understood. Here, we undertake a major population genetic study of black rhinoceros in the Zimbabwe Lowveld, an area inhabited by over half of that country’s original Zambezi descendants plus one large population sourced from the relict KwaZulu stock...

Data from: The static allometry of sexual and non-sexual traits in vervet monkeys

Rafael L. Rodríguez, Jennifer Danzy Cramer, Christopher A. Schmitt, Tegan J. Gaetano, J. Paul Grobler, Nelson B. Freimer & Trudy R. Turner
Sexual traits vary tremendously in static allometry. This variation may be explained in part by body size-related differences in the strength of selection. We tested this hypothesis in two populations of vervet monkeys, using estimates of the level of condition dependence for different morphological traits as a proxy for body size-related variation in the strength of selection. In support of the hypothesis, we found that the steepness of allometric slopes increased with the level of...

Registration Year

  • 2014

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  • Dataset


  • University of the Free State
  • American Military University
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of California Los Angeles