Other mammals

The following publication concerning species other than meerkats and molerats that have been published by researchers associated with the Kalahari Research Centre.


Rivera Jessica (2022), Factors affecting litter size and reproductive success in Cape Ground Squirrels, MSc Thesis, University of Zurich, (supervised by: M. Manser and A. Lindholm)


Fegan K. (2021), The influence of seasonality on Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) group behavior. MSc Thesis, University of Zurich

Granell-Ruiz, M., Norén, K., Kalthoff, D. C., le Roux, A., & Dalerum, F. (2021). Genetic variation between and within two populations of bat-eared foxes (Otocyon megalotis Desmarest, 1822) in South Africa. African Zoology, 56(3), 165–172. https://doi.org/10.1080/15627020.2021.1942204


Jumbam, K. R., Périquet, S., Dalerum, F., & Le Roux, A. (2019). Spatial and temporal variation in the use of supplementary food in an obligate termite specialist, the bat-eared fox. African Zoology54(1), 63-71.

Graw, B., Kranstauber, B., & Manser, M. B. (2019). Social organization of a solitary carnivore: spatial behaviour, interactions and relatedness in the slender mongoose. Royal Society open science6(5), 182160.

Graw, B. (2019). Social Organisation and Life History Patterns of a Solitary Foraging Mammal – the Kalahari Slender Mongoose (Galrella sanguinea), PhD thesis: University of Zurich.

Young, R. (2019). Factors affecting paw lateralization in meerkats. MSc thesis, University of Zurich, (supervised by C. Bousquet and M. Manser).


De Bruin, P. R., Ganswindt, A., Laver, P. & le Roux, A. (2018). Friendly foxes: the relationship between steroid hormones and social behaviour in a monogamous African canid. Journal of Zoology, 306, 110-118.

Périquet, S., & le Roux, A. (2018). Seasonal patterns of habitat selection in the insectivorous bat‐eared fox. African Journal of Ecology, 56(3), 548-554.

Welch, R. J., le Roux, A., Petelle, M. B., & Périquet, S. (2018). The influence of environmental and social factors on high-and low-cost vigilance in bat-eared foxes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 72(2), 29.


Graw, B., & Manser, M. (2017). Life history patterns and biology of the slender mongoose (Galerella sanguinea) in the Kalahari Desert. Journal of Mammalogy98(2), 332-338.

Renda, S., & le Roux, A. (2017). The sensory ecology of prey detection in the bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis). Behaviour154(2), 227-240.

Welch, R. J., Périquet, S., Petelle, M. B., & le Roux, A. (2017). Hunter or hunted? Perceptions of risk and reward in a small mesopredator. Journal of Mammalogy98(6), 1531-1537.


B Graw, AK Lindholm, MB Manser (2016) Female-biased dispersal in the solitarily foraging slender mongoose, Galerella sanguinea, in the Kalahari. Animal Behaviour 111, 69-78

Jamie Samson, Marta B Manser (2016). Are Cape Ground Squirrels (Xerus inauris) Sensitive to Variation in the Pay‐offs from Their Caches? Ethology, DOI: 10.1111/eth.12504


Samson, J. & Manser, M. 2015. Caching in the presence of conspecifics: Are Cape ground squirrels sensitive to audience attentiveness. Animal Cognition 19: 31-38/doi 10.1007/s10071-015-0910-0.


Russell A. F. (2004) Mammals: comparisons and contrasts. In Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds, Vol II (eds W.D. Koenig and J.L. Dickinson) Cambridge University Press pp. 210-227.

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