Bayworld Centre for Research & Education
BCRE

Publications

Terrestrial Biology

2009
  • Adalsteinsson, S.A., Branch, W.R., Trape, S., Vitt, L.J. and Hedges, S.B. (2009)
    Molecular phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of snakes of the Family Leptotyphlopidae (Squamata, Scolecophidia).
    Zootaxa: 2244: 1-50.
  • Branch, W.R. and Bayliss, J. (2009)
    A new species of Atheris (Serpentes: Viperidae) from northern Mozambique.
    Zootaxa 2113: 41-54.
  • Jesus, J., Nagy, Z.T., Branch, W.R., Wink, M., Brehm, A. and Harris, D.J. (2009)
    Phylogenetic relationships of African green snakes (genera Philothamnus and Hapsidophrys) from São Tomé, Príncipe and Annobon islands based on mtDNA sequences and comments on their colonization and taxonomy.
    Herpetological Journal 19: 41-48.
2008
  • Branch, B. (2008)
    Tortoises, Terrapins and Turtles of Africa.
    Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 128 pp. ISBN 978 1 77007 463 7
  • Branch, B. (2008)
    Les Cordylidae. Introduction. Pp. 89-91; Les Elapidae. Introduction. Pp. 180-183; and Les Lamprophiidae. Sous-famille des Atractaspidinae. Introduction. Pp. 192-194.
    In: Pauwels, O.S.G. and Vande weghe, J.P. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp.
  • Kelly, C.M.R., Barker, N.P., Villet, M.H., Broadley, D.G. and Branch, W.R. (2008)
    The snake family Psammophiidae (Reptilia: Serpentes): Phylogenetics and species delimitation in the African sand snakes (Psammophis Boie, 1825) and allied genera.
    Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 47: 1045-1060.
  • Vidal, N., Branch, W.R., Pauwels, O.S.G., Blair Hedges, S., Wink, M., Cruaud, C., Joger, U. and Nagy, Z.T. (2008)
    Dissecting the major African snake radiation: molecular systematics of the Lamprophiidae Fitzinger (Serpentes, Caenophidia).
    Zootaxa: 1945: 51–66.
2007
  • Branch, B. (2007)
    My First Book of Southern African Snakes and other Reptiles.
    Illustrated by Sally MacLarty, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 64p. ISBN 978 1 77007 542 9
  • Branch, W.R. (2007)
    Chapter 'Reptiles' p 84-113.
    In: The Wildlife of Southern Africa. A larger illustrated guide to the animals and plants of the region. Carruthers, V. (ed.) Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 310 p (revised, restyled reprint 1997).
  • Branch, W.R. (2007)
    A new species of tortoise of the genus Homopus (Chelonia: Testudinidae) from southern Namibia.
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 56(1): 1-21.
  • Branch, W.R. (2007)
    A new species of tortoise of the genus Homopus (Chelonia: Testudinidae) from southern Namibia.
    Afr. J. Herpetology 56(1): 1-21.
  • Branch, W.R., Kiplin, A. and Beraducci, J. (2007)
    Trachylepis dichroma Günther, Whiting and Bauer 2005: Additional Tanzanian material and restriction of the type locality (Reptilia: Scincidae).
    Herpetozoa 20(1/2): 67-69.
  • Shine, R., Branch, W.R., Webb, J.K., Harlow, P.S., Shine, T. and Keogh, J.S. (2007)
    Ecology of cobras (Aspidelaps, Hemachatus, and Naja; Serpentes, Elapidae) from southern Africa.
    J. Zool. (Lond.) 272(2): 183-193.
  • Shine, R., Branch, W.R., Webb, J.K., Harlow, P.S., Shine, T. and Keogh, J.S. (2007)
    Ecology of cobras (Aspidelaps, Hemachatus, and Naja; Serpentes, Elapidae) from southern Africa.
    J. Zool. (Lond.) 272(2): 183-193.
  • Tilbury, C.R., Tolley, K.A. and Branch, W.R. (2007)
    Corrections to species names recently placed in Kinyongia and Nadzikambia (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae).
    Zootaxa 1426: 68.
2006
  • Bauer, A.M., Lamb, T, and Branch, W.R. (2006)
    A revision of the Pachydactylus serval and P. weberi groups (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) of Southern Africa, with the description of eight new species.
    Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci.: 57: 595-709.
  • Branch, B., Stuart, C., Stuart, T. and Tarbeton, W. (2006)
    Travellers Wildlife Guides - Southern Africa.
    Interlink Books (UK, ISBN 13: 978-1-56656-639-1) and Double Storey (US, ISBN 10: 919930-67-1). (contributed introductory chapters on climate, geography and habitats, and major chapters on Amphibians and Reptiles).
  • Branch, W.R. (2006)
    Priorities for systematic studies on southern African reptiles. Pp. 2–20.
    In: Branch, W.R., Tolley, K.A., Cunningham, M., Bauer, A.M., Alexander, G., Harrison, J.A., Turner, A.A. and Bates, M.F. (eds). A plan for phylogenetic studies of southern African reptiles: proceedings of a workshop held at Kirstenbosch, February 2006. Biodiversity Series No. 5. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
  • Branch, W.R., Tolley, K.A., and Tilbury, C.R. (2006)
    A new Dwarf Chameleon (Sauria: Bradypodion Fitzinger 1843) from the Cape Fold Mountains, South Africa.
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 55(2): 123-141.
  • Burger, M., Pauwels, O. S. G., Branch, W.R., Tobi, E., Yoga, J.-A. and Mikolo, E.-N. (2006)
    An assessment of the Amphibian fauna of the Gamba Complex of Protected Areas, Southwestern Gabon. pp 297-307.
    In: Alonso, A., Lee, M., Campbell, P., Pauwels, O. S. G. and Dallmeier, F. (eds). Gamba, Gabon: Biodiversity of an African equatorial forest. Bull. Biol. Soc. Washington 12:
  • Pauwels, O.S.G., Burger, M., Branch, W.R., Tobi, E., Yoga, J.-A. and Mikolo, E.-N. (2006)
    Reptiles of the Gamba Complex of Protected Areas, Southwestern Gabon. pp 309-318.
    In: Alonso, A., Lee, M., Campbell, P., Pauwels, O.S.G. and Dallmeier, F. (eds). Gamba, Gabon: Biodiversity of an African equatorial forest. Bull. Biol. Soc. Washington 12.
  • Shine, R., Branch, W.R., Harlow, P.S., Webb, J.K. and Shine, T. (2006)
    Biology of Burrowing Asps (Atractaspididae) from Southern Africa.
    Copeia 2006(1): 103-115.
  • Shine, R., Branch, W.R., Webb, J.K. and Shine, T. (2006)
    Sexual Dimorphism, Reproductive Biology and Dietary Habits of Psammophiine Snakes (Colubridae) From Southern Africa.
    Copeia 2006: 650-664.
  • Tilbury, C.R., Tolley, K.A. and Branch, W.R. (2006)
    A review of the genus Bradypodion (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), with the description of two new genera.
    Zootaxa 1363 p23-38.
2005
  • Bauer, A.M. and Branch, W.R. (2005)
    Tremeropugus typicus A. Smith 1831: Overlooked synonyms of Xenopus Wagler 1827 and Xenopus laevis (Daudin 1802) (Amphibia: Pipidae).
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 54(2): 181-184.
  • Branch, W.R. (2005)
    A Photoguide to the Snakes and other reptiles and amphibians of East Africa.
    Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 144 pp. ISBN 1 77007 150 4
  • Branch, W.R. and Bauer, A.M. (2005)
    The life and herpetological contributions of Andrew Smith. pp. 1-19.
    In Smith, A. The Herpetological Contributions of Sir Andrew Smith. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Villanova, PA. iv + 84 pp. ISBN 0-916984-65-6
  • Branch, W.R., Rödel, M-O. and Marais, J. (2005)
    A new species of rupicolous girdled lizard, Cordylus Laurenti 1768 (Sauria: Cordylidae), from the Niassa Game Reserve, Northern Mozambique.
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 54(2): 131-138.
  • Branch, W.R., Rödel, M.-O. and Marais, J. (2005)
    Herpetological survey of the Niassa Game Reserve, northern Mozambique - Part I: Reptiles.
    Salamandra, Rheinbach, 41: 195-214.
  • Branch, W.R., Rödel, M.-O. and Marais, J. (2005)
    Herpetologische Bestandsaufnahme im Niassa-Wildschutzgebiet, Nord-Mosambik – Teil I: Reptilien.
    Der Salamander, Rheinbach, 1: 195-214.
  • Nagy, Z.T., Vidal, N., Vences, M., Branch, W.R., Pauwels, O.S.G., Wink, M. and Joger, U. (2005)
    Molecular systematics of African Colubroidea (Squamata: Serpentes). pp. 221-228.
    In: African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems. (B.A. Huber, B.J. Sinclair and K-H Lampe, eds.), Proc. 5th Intern. Symp. Trop. Biol., Museum Koenig, Bonn.
  • Pauwels, O. S. G., Burger, M., Branch, W.R., Tobi, E., Yoga J.-A. and Mikolo, E.-N. (2005)
    Reptiles of the Gamba Complex of Protected Areas, southwestern Gabon.
    In: Alonso, A., Lee, M., Campbell, P., Pauwels, O. S. G. and Dallmeier, F. (eds). Gabon: biodiversity of an African equatorial forest. Smithsonian Institution / Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program Series, 10 (in press).
  • Rödel, M-O and Branch , W.R. (2005)
    Herpetological survey of the Haute Dodo and Cavally Forests, western Côte d’Ivoire Chapter 5, 67-75 (appendices 4-7, 154-161).
    In: A Rapid Biological Assessment of Two Classified Forests in South-Western Côte d’Ivoire. L. E. Alonso, F. Lauginie and G. Rondeau (Eds.), RAP Bull. Biol. Assessment 34, Conservation International, Washington.
2004
  • Branch, W.R. and Braack, H.H. (2004)
    Bufo robinsoni: Species Account. Pp 80-82.
    In: Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland (eds.) L.R. Minter, M. Burger, J.A. Harrison, H.H. Braack, P.J. Bishop and D. Kloepfer, SI/MAB Series 9. Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., 360p.
  • Branch, W.R. and Harrison, J.A. (2004)
    Conservation Status and Threats. Pp 13-29, and Bufo robinsoni: Species Account. Pp 80-82.
    In: Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland (eds.) Minter, L.R., Burger, M., Harrison, J.A., Braack, H.H., Bishop, P.J. and Kloepfer, D. SI/MAB Series 9. Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., 360p. ISBN 1 893912-15-9
  • Branch, W.R. and Harrison, J.A. (2004)
    Conservation Status and Threats. Pp 13-29.
    In: Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland (eds.) L.R. Minter, M. Burger, J.A. Harrison, H.H. Braack, P.J. Bishop and D. Kloepfer, SI/MAB Series 9. Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., 360p.
  • Burger, M., Branch, W.R and Channing, A. (2004)
    Amphibians and reptiles of Monts Doudou, Gabon: species turnover along an elevational gradient.
    In: A Floral and Faunal Inventory of Monts Doudou, Gabon, with Reference to Elevational Distribution, B.L. Fisher (ed.) Cal. Acad. Sci. Mem. 28: 145-186.
  • Pauwels, O.S.G., Branch, W.R. and Burger, M. (2004)
    Reptiles of Loango National Park, Ogooué-Maritime Province, south-western Gabon.
    Hamadryad 29(1): 115-127.
  • Tolley, K.A., Tilbury, C., Branch, W.R. and Matthee, C.A. (2004)
    Phylogenetics of the southern African dwarf chameleons, Bradypodion (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae).
    Mol. Phylo. Evol. 30: 354-365.
  • Vences, M., Wanke, S., Vieites, D.R., Branch, W.R., Glaw, F. and Meyer, A . (2004)
    Natural colonization or introduction? Phylogeographical relationships and morphological differentiation of house geckos (Hemidactylus) from Madagascar.
    Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 83: 115-130.
2003
  • Branch, W.R. (2003)
    Chapters: Wall lizards, rock lizards, and allies (Lacertidae). Pp. 297-302; Girdled and plated lizards (Cordylidae) Pp. 319-325; African burrowing snakes (Atractaspididae) Pp. 461-464.
    In: Hutchins, M.., Murphy, J.B. and Schlager, N. (eds), Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2nd ed. Vol. 7, Reptiles. Gale Group, Farmington Hills, MI. ISBN 0-7876-5783-2.
  • Branch, W.R. and Rödel, M.-O. (2003)
    Herpetological survey of the Haute Dodo and Cavally Forests, western Côte d’Ivoire. Part 2. Trapping results and Reptiles.
    Salamandra 39(1): 21-38.
  • Branch, W.R., Pauwels, O.S.G. and Burger, M. (2003)
    Rediscovery and variation in Cynisca bifrontalis, and additional notes on Monopeltis galeata from Gabon (Reptilia: Amphisbaenidae).
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 52(2): 93-100.
  • Lamb, T., Meeker, A.M., Bauer, A.M. and Branch, W.R. (2003)
    On the systematic status of the desert plated lizard (Angolosaurus skoogi): phylogenetic inference from DNA sequence analysis of the African Gerrhosauridae.
    Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 78: 253-261.
  • Pauwels, O.S.G., Mamonekene, V., Lavoué, S., Burger, M., Branch, W.R. and Dumont, P. (2003)
    Diet records for Crocodylus cataphractus (Reptilia: Crocodylidae) at Lake Divangui, Ogooué-Maritime Province, southwestern Gabon.
    Hamadryad 27(2): 200-204.
  • Rödel, M-O and Branch, W.R. (2003)
    Herpetological survey of the Haute Dodo and Cavally Forests, western Cote d’Ivoire. Part I. Amphibians.
    Salamandra 38(4): 245-268.
2002
  • Bauer, A.M. and Branch, W.R. (2002)
    The Herpetofauna of the Richtersveld National Park and the adjacent Northern Richtersveld, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa.
    Herpetol. Nat. Hist. in press
  • Bauer, A.M., Lamb, T, and Branch, W.R. (2002)
    A revision of Pachydactylus scutatus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with the description of a new species from northern Namibia.
    Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 53:(3): 23-36.
  • Blaylock, R.S.M., Tilbury, C.R. and Branch, W.R. (2002)
    Anaphylaxis following exposure to snake venoms in South Africa.
    Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology 15(2): 65-68.
  • Branch, W.R. (2002)
    The Conservation Status of South Africa’s Threatened Reptiles. pp 89-103.
    In: "The State of South Africa's Species" Proceedings of a conference held at the Rosebank Hotel in Johannesburg 4 - 7 September 2001, Endangered Wildlife Trust and WWF-SA.
  • Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M. and Lamb, T. (2002)
    Life History Note: Bitis caudalis (Horned adder): Prey size.
    Herpetol. Rev. 33(2): 137-138.
  • Broadley, D.G. and Branch, W.R. (2002)
    A review of the small East African Cordylus (Sauria: Cordylidae), with the description of a new species.
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 51(1): 9-34.
  • Roux, J.le (compiler) (2002)
    The Biodiversity of South Africa 2002.
    Indicators, trends and human impacts. EWT/WWF, Struik Publ., Cape Town, 32p. (Branch, W.R. contributor to text and photographs). ISBN 1 86872 790 4
2001
  • Bauer, A.M., Lamb, T., Branch, W.R. and Babb, R.D. (2001)
    New Records of Two Rare Snakes from Northern Namibia, with Comments on the Trans-Kunene Distribution of Mopaneveld Squamates (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae).
    Herpetozoa 14(1-2): 75-79.
  • Branch, W. R. (2001)
    Reptile systematic studies in southern African: a brief history and overview. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Systematic Biology.
    Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Afr. 54(1): 137-156.
  • Branch, W.R. (2001)
    Everyone's Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa.
    revised ed. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 112p. ISBN 1 86872 488 3
  • Branch, W.R. and Ryan, P.G. (2001)
    Additions to the Mozambique Herpetofauna: Two new lizards from the Namuli Massif, Mozambique.
    Herpetol. Rev. 32(4): 281-282.
  • Fleming, A.J. and Branch, W.R. (2001)
    An extraordinary case of Matrotrophy in the African skink Eumecia anchietae.
    J. Morphol. 247: 264-287.
  • Webb, J.K., Branch, W.R., and Shine, R. (2001)
    Dietary Habits and Reproductive Biology of Typhlopid Snakes from Southern Africa.
    J. Herpetol. 35(4): 558-567.
2000
  • Haagner, G.V., Branch, W.R. & Haagner, A.J.F. (2000)
    Notes on a collection of reptiles from Zambia and adjacent areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    Ann. E. Cape Mus. 1: 1-25.
  • Keogh, J.S., Branch, W.R. and Shine, R. (2000)
    Feeding ecology, reproduction and sexual dimorphism in the colubrid snake Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia in southern Africa.
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 49(2): 129-137.
  • Mason, M.C., Kerley, G.I.H., Weatherby, C.A. & Branch, W.R. (2000)
    Leopard tortoises (Geochelone pardalis) in Valley Bushveld, Eastern Cape, South Africa: specialist or generalist herbivores ?
    Chel. Cons. Biol. 3(3): 435-440.
  • Mason, M.C., Kerley, G.I.H., Weatherby, C.A. & Branch, W.R. (2000)
    Angulate and leopard tortoises in the Thicket Biome, Eastern Cape, South Africa: populations and biomass estimates.
    Afr. J. Ecol. 38: 147-153.
  • Webb, J.K, Shine, R., Branch, W.R. and Harlow, P.S. (2000)
    Life underground: food habits and reproductive biology of two amphisbaenian species (Monopeltis anchietae and Zygaspis quadrifrons) from Southern Africa.
    J. Herpetol. 34(4): 614- 617.
  • Webb. J.K, Shine, R., Branch, W.R. and Harlow, P.S. (2000)
    Life history strategies in basal snakes: reproduction and dietary habits of the African thread snake, Leptotyphlops scutifrons (Serpentes, Leptotyphlopidae).
    J. Zool. Lond. 250: 321-327.
1999
  • Branch, W.R. (1999)
    Dwarf adders of the Bitis cornuta-inornata complex (Serpentes: Viperidae).
    In: Systematics, Phylogeny and Biology of the Viperidae (Eds. U. Joger and G. Nilson), Kaupia 8: 39-63.
  • Branch, W.R. (1999)
    Bitis arietans peghullae Stewart 1977 (Serpentes: Viperidae): A valid race of Puff adder ?
    African J. Herpetol. 48(1-2): 15-20.
  • Cooper, M.R. and Branch, W.R. (1999)
    Description of a subfossil tortoise (Chelonii: Testudinidae) from Brandberg, Namibia.
    Cimbebasia 15: 141-148.
  • Kerley, G.I.H., Mason, M.C., Weatherby, C.A. and Branch, W.R. (1999)
    The role of tortoises in the Thicket Biome, South Africa: Important Mesoherbivores in a Mega-herbivore dominated ecosystem ? pp 34-40.
    In: Proceedings of the 1997-1998 Symposia, Desert Tortoise Council.
1998
  • Branch, W.R. (1998)
    Chapters >Marine Reptiles= (p 156-159) and >Terrestrial Reptiles and Amphibians (p 355-366).
    In: Field Guide to the Eastern and Southern Cape Coasts. rev. ed. Eds. R Lubke and I de Moor, Univ. Cape Town Press and Wildife and Environment Society of SA, South Africa. (ISBN ?)
  • Branch, W.R. (1998)
    Field Guide to the Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa.
    rev. ed. Struiks Publ., Cape Town, 399 pp, 112 col. pls. ISBN 1 86872 040 3
  • Shine, R., Branch, W.R. Harlow, P.S. and Webb, J.K. (1998)
    Reproductive biology and food habits of horned adders, Bitis caudalis (Viperidae) from southern Africa.
    Copeia 1998(2): 391-401.
1997
  • Bauer, A.M. and Branch, W.R. (1997)
    South African Lizards: Gekkonidae. The Genus: Phyllodactylus. pp 24-28.
    In: Proceedings of the FitzSimons Commemorative Symposium, South African Lizards: 50 years of Progress and 3nd HAA Symposium on African Herpetology (ed. J. H. van Wyk), Herpetol. Assoc. Africa 227p.
  • Bauer, A.M., Good, D.A. and Branch, W.R. (1997)
    The taxonomy of the southern African leaf-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with a review of Old World APhyllodactylus A and the description of five new genera.
    Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 49(14): 447-497.
  • Branch, W.R. (1997)
    South African Lizards: Lacertidae. The Genera: Tropidosaura and Australolacerta. pp 61-65.
    In: Proceedings of the FitzSimons Commemorative Symposium, South African Lizards: 50 years of Progress and 3nd HAA Symposium on African Herpetology (ed. J. H. van Wyk), Herpetol. Assoc. Africa 227p.
  • Branch, W.R. (1997)
    South African Lizards: Varanidae. pp 76-82.
    In: Proceedings of the FitzSimons Commemorative Symposium, South African Lizards: 50 years of Progress and 3nd HAA Symposium on African Herpetology (ed. J. H. van Wyk), Herpetol. Assoc. Africa 227p.
  • Branch, W.R. (1997)
    Biogeography of South African Lizards. pp 94-98.
    In: Proceedings of the FitzSimons Commemorative Symposium, South African Lizards: 50 years of Progress and 3nd HAA Symposium on African Herpetology (ed. J. H. van Wyk), Herpetol. Assoc. Africa 227p.
  • Branch, W.R. (1997)
    A new adder (Bitis; Viperidae) from the Western Cape Province, South Africa.
    S. Afr. J. Zool. 32(2): 37-42.
  • Branch, W.R. (1997)
    Chapter Reptiles= p 84-113.
    In: The Wildlife of Southern Africa. A field guide to the animals and plants of the region. V. Carruthers (ed.) Southern Book Publs, Halfway House, 310 p.
  • Branch, W.R. (1997)
    A tribute to Don Broadley: Africa's premier herpetologist.
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 46(2): 58-67.
  • Branch, W.R. (1997)
    Chapter Snakes and things=, p 53-56.
    In: Addo - More than just Elephants. C. Urquhart and N. Klages, Bluecliff Publ., Port Elizabeth.
  • Branch, W.R. and Whiting, M.J. (1997)
    A new Platysaurus (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 46(2): 124-136.
  • Branch, W.R., Shine, R. Harlow, P.S. and Webb, J.K. (1997)
    Sexual dimorphism, diet and aspects of reproduction of the Western Keeled Snake, Pythonodipsas carinata (Serpentes: Colubridae).
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 46(2): 89-97.
1996
  • Bauer, A.M., Branch, W.R. and Good, D.A. (1996)
    A new species of rock-dwelling Phyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Richtersveld, South Africa.
    Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Louisiana St. Univ. 71: 1-13.
  • Branch, W.R. and Bauer, A.M. (1996)
    Notes on two poorly-known leaf toed geckos from the Cape Fold Mountains, South Africa (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Phyllodactylus sp.).
    Herpetol. Nat. Hist. 4: 127-134.
  • Branch, W.R. and Braack, H. (1996)
    A new toad from Paradise.
    Madoqua 19(1): 15-23.
  • Branch, W.R. and Griffin, M. (1996)
    Pythons in Namibia: Their distribution, conservation, and the value of Captive Breeding Programs.
    Advances Herpetocul. 1: 93-102.
  • Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M. and Good, D.A. (1996)
    A review of the Namaqua gecko, Pachydactylus namaquensis (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from southern Africa, with the description of two new species.
    S. Afr. J. Zool. 31(2): 53-69.
  • Branch, W.R., Haagner, G.V. and Shine, R. (1996)
    Is there an ontogentic shift in mamba diet ? Taxonomic confusion and dietary records for black and green mambas (Dendroaspis: Elapidae).
    Herpetol. Nat. Hist. 3(2): 171-178.
  • Good, D.A., Bauer, A.M. and Branch, W.R. (1996)
    A new species of Phyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Karoo National Park, South Africa.
    Afr. J. Herpetol. 45(2): 49-58. (distributed January 1997).
  • Shine, R., Branch, W.R., Harlow, P.S. and Webb, J.K. (1996)
    Sexual dimorphism, reproductive biology and food habits of African filesnakes (Mehelya, Colubridae).
    J. Zool (Lond.) 240: 327-340.
  • Shine, R., Harlow, P.S., Branch, W.R. and Webb, J.K. (1996)
    Life on the lowest branch: Sexual dimorphism, diet and reproductive biology of an African Twig Snake, Thelotornis capensis (Serpentes, Colubridae).
    Copeia 1996(2): 290-299.
1995
  • Bauer, A.M. and Branch, W.R. (1995)
    Geographic variation in the Pachydactylus punctatus complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in northern Namibia.
    Tropical Zoology 8(1): 69-84.
  • Bauer, A.M. and Branch, W.R. (1995)
    The use of radiography in identifying forged "Amber" fossils.
    Curator 38(3): 185-189.
  • Branch, W.R. and Bauer, A.M. (1995)
    Herpetofauna of the Little Karoo,Western Cape, South Africa with notes on life history and taxonomy.
    Herpetol. Nat. Hist. 3(1): 47-90.
  • Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M. and Good, D.A. (1995)
    Species Limits in the Phyllodactylus lineatus complex, with the elevation of two taxa to specific status and the description of two new species.
    J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr. 44(2): 33-54.
  • Branch, W.R., Benn, G.A. and Lombard, A.T. (1995)
    The tortoises (Testudinidae) and terrapins (Pelomedusidae) of southern Africa: Their diversity, distribution and conservation.
    S. Afr. J. Zool. 30(3): 91-102.
  • Shine, R., Haagner, G.V., Branch, W.R., Harlow, P.S. and Webb, J.K. (1995)
    Natural History of the African shieldnose snake Aspidelaps scutatus (Serpentes, Elapidae).
    J. Herpetol. 30(3): 361-366.
  • Spawls, S. and Branch, W.R. (1995)
    Dangerous Snakes of Africa.
    Blandford Press, London, 192p. (ISBN 0 7137 2394 7) (sold under imprint of Southern Books, South Africa (ISBN 1 86812 575 0), and Ralph Curtis Press, USA, ISBN 0 88359 029 8)
1994
  • Branch, W.R. (1994)
    Herpetofauna of the Sperrgebeit region of southern Namibia.
    Herpetol. Nat. Hist. 2(1): 1-11.
  • Branch, W.R. (1994)
    Comment in support of proposed conservation in Case 2868, Hydromantes Gistel, 1848 (Amphibia, Caudata), and Case 2869. HEMIDACTYLIINI Hallowell, 1856 (Amphibia, Caudata).
    Bull. Zool. Nomen. 51(2): 151, 156.
  • Branch, W.R. and Bauer, A.M. (1994)
    Phyllodactylus peringueyi (Reptilia: Gekkonidae): Its taxonomic history, rediscovery, and phylogenetic affinities.
    Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 104(2): 13-30.
  • Burger, M. and Branch, W.R. (1994)
    Tortoise mortality caused by electrified fences in the Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape.
    S. Afr. J. Wildl. Res. 24(1/2): 32-37.
1993
  • Bauer, A.M., Branch, W.R. and Haacke, W.D. (1993)
    The herpetofauna of Kamanjab and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia.
    Madoqua 18(2): 117-145.
  • Branch, W.R. (1993)
    Southern African Snakes and other Reptiles. A Photographic Guide.
    Struik Publ., Cape Town, 144p. (ISBN 1 86872 619 3) (sold under imprint of New Holland Press, UK, and Ralph Curtis Press, USA)
  • Branch, W.R. and Haagner, G.V. (1993)
    Mabuya ivensii (Reptilia: Scincidae): New records from Zambia and Zaire, and the status of the subspecies septemlineata Laurent 1964 and genus Lubuya Horton 1972.
    Amphibia Reptilia 14: 105 115.
  • Branch, W.R., Haagner, G.V. and Bourquin, O. (1993)
    Further specimens of the cream spotted mountain snake (Montaspis gilvomaculata) from Natal.
    Lammergeyer 42: 50-52.
  • Haagner, G.V. and Branch, W.R. (1993)
    A taxonomic revision of the subspecies of the dusky bellied water snake (Lycodonomorphus laevissimus).
    J. Afr.Zool. 108: 237-250.
1992
  • Branch, W.R. and Haagner, G.V. (1992)
    New reptile records from three southern National Parks.
    Koedoe 35(2): 59 60.
  • Branch, W.R., and McCartney, C.J. (1992)
    A small collection of reptiles from southern Angola.
    J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr. 41: 1 3.
  • Malan, G. and Branch, W.R. (1992)
    Predation on tent tortoise and leopard tortoise hatchlings by the pale chanting goshawk in the Little Karoo.
    S. Afr. J. Zool. 27(1): 33 35.
1991
  • Bauer, A.M. and Branch, W.R. (1991)
    Notes on Pachydactylus fasciatus, a rare gecko from Damaraland, Northern Namibia.
    J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr. 39: 1 5
  • Branch, W.R. (1991)
    Everyone's Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa.
    CNA Publications, Cape Town, 112p.
  • Branch, W.R. (1991)
    The herpetofauna of the offshore islands of South Africa.
    Ann. Cape Prov. Mus. 8(10): 205 225.
  • Branch, W.R. (1991)
    Algemene gids tot Slange van Suider Afrika.
    CNA Publications, Cape Town, 112p.
  • Branch, W.R. (1991)
    The Regenia Registers of 'Gogga' Brown (1869 1909). "Memoranda on a species of Monitor or Varan". Early observations on the rock monitor Varanus albigularis, supplemented with additional notes on the biology of southern African monitors.
    In Advances in Monitor Research, Eds. W. Bohme and H G Horn, Bonn, Mertensiella 2: 57 110.
1990
  • Branch, W.R. (1990)
    The genus Tetradactylus (Sauria: Gerrhosaurinae) in the Cape Province, South Africa: New records and their taxonomic status.
    J. Herpetol. Ass. Afr. 37: 13 16.
  • Branch, W.R. (1990)
    Herpetofauna of the Cape Province, South Africa: New distribution records and zoogeography.
    J. Herpetol. Ass. Afr. 37: 17 44.
  • Branch, W.R. and Els, S. (1990)
    Predation on the angulate tortoise Chersina angulata by the Kelp gull Larus dominicanus on Dassen Island, Western Cape.
    S. Afr. J. Zool. 25(4): 235 237.
1988
  • Branch, W.R. (1988)
    Chapters >Marine Reptiles= (p 115-132) and >Terrestrial Reptiles and Amphibians (p 251-264).
    In: Field Guide to the Eastern and Southern Cape Coasts. Eds. R Lubke and I de Moor, Univ. Cape Town Press and Wildife and Environment Society of SA, South Africa. (ISBN 0 947058-12-5)
  • Branch, W.R. (1988)
    Snakes of Southern Africa.
    South Africa in Colour series, Struiks Publ., Cape Town, 24 pp.
  • Branch, W.R. (1988)
    Slange van Suider Afrika.
    South Africa in Colour series, Struiks Publ., Cape Town, 24 pp.
  • Branch, W.R. (1988)
    Field Guide to the Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa.
    Struiks Publ., Cape Town, 328 pp, 407 maps, 535 col. pls. (sold under imprint of New Holland Press, UK, and Ralph Curtis Press, USA) (2nd imp. 1990; 3rd imp. 1992; 2nd ed. 1994)
  • Branch, W.R. (1988)
    VeldGids tot die Slange en ander Reptiele van Suider Afrika.
    Struiks Publ., Cape Town, 328 pp, 407 maps, 535 col. pls.
  • Branch, W.R. (ed.) (1988)
    South African Red Data Book Reptiles and Amphibians.
    S. Afr. Nat. Sci. Prog. Rpt 151: i iv, 242p.