Galen
Rathbun

sengi sengi sengi sengi sengi

Publications

I have published over 130 professional and popular papers (1963-1999 citations). Here is a list of my papers, with links to PDF copies, that have been published starting in 2000, when I became affiliated with the California Academy of Sciences:

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  85. Morales-Vela, B., D. Olivera-Gomez, J.E. Reynolds, III, and G.B. Rathbun. 2000. Distribution and habitat use by manatees Trichechus manatus manatus in Belize and Chetumal Bay, Mexico.Biological Conservation 95:67-75. [892 KB PDF]
  86. Rathbun, G. B. and S.N. Kyalo. 2000. Golden-rumped elephant-shrew.Pp. 125-129, 340-341 in R.P. Reading and B.J. Miller (eds.). Endangered animals – A reference guide to conflicting issues. Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut. 383 pp. [3.5 MB PDF]
  87. Rathbun, G. B. and R.L. Wallace. 2000. Florida manatee. Pp. 107-111, 337-338 in R.P. Reading and B.J. Miller (eds). Endangered animals — A reference guide to conflicting issues. Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut. 383 pp. [3.5 MB PDF]
  88. Rathbun, G. B., B.B. Hatfield and T. G. Murphey. 2000. Status of translocated sea otters at San Nicolas Island, California. Southwestern Naturalist 45(3):322-328. [600 KB PDF]
  89. Lefebvre, L.W., M. Marmontel, J. Reid, G.B. Rathbun, and D. Domning. 2001. Status and biogeography of the West Indian manatee. Pp. 425-474 in C. Woods and F.E. Sergile (Eds.), Biogeography of the West Indies: past, present, and future, second edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 582 pp. [4.4 MB PDF]
  90. Germano, D.J., G.B. Rathbun, and L.R. Saslaw. 2001. Managing exotic grasses and conserving declining species. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(2):551-559. [2.2 MB PDF]
  91. Fellers, G.M., A. Launer, G.B. Rathbun, S. Bobzien, J. Alvarez, D. Sterner, R.B. Seymour, and M. Westphal.2001. Overwintering tadpoles in the California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii). Herpetological Review:32(3):156-157. [220 KB PDF]
  92. Rathbun, G. B. 2001. Elephant Shrews. Pp. 716-721 in D. Macdonald (Ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Mammals. Oxford University Press, New York. 930 pp. [1.1 MB PDF]
  93. Jennings, M.R. and G.B. Rathbun. 2001. Petrodromus tetradactylus. American Society of Mammalogists, Mammalian Species Account (782):1-6. [264 KB PDF]
  94. Rathbun, G. B. and J. Schneider. 2001. Translocation of California red-legged frogs (Rana aurora draytonii). Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(4):1300-1303. [792 KB PDF]
  95. Anderson, P.K., J.M. Packard, G.B. Rathbun, D.P. Domning, and R. Best. 2001. Dugong and manatees. Pp. 279-287 in D. Macdonald (Ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Mammals. Oxford University Press, New York. 930 pp. [2.4 MB PDF]
  96. Rathbun, G. B. and P.F. Woodall. 2002. A bibliography of elephant-shrews or sengis (Macroscelidea). Mammal Review 32(1):66-70. [176 KB PDF]
  97. Rathbun, G. B., N.J. Scott, Jr., and T.G. Murphey. 2002. Terrestrial habitat use by Pacific pond turtles in a Mediterranean climate. Southwestern Naturalist 47(2):225-235. [3.6 MB PDF]
  98. Rathbun, G. B. and L. Rathbun (eds.). 2002. Tales from the Cambria Woods - A collection of Essays About Our Forest. The Cambria Forest Committee, Cambria, California. 51 pp. [DOWNLOAD LINK]
  99. Rathbun, G. B. and D. Ribble. 2003. Does the Golden-rumped Sengi (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus) occur in coastal Tanzania? Afrotherian Conservation – Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 2:6. [148 KB PDF]
  100. Rathbun, G. B. 2004. The Shadow Hunter. Africa Geographic Magazine (February 2004) 12(1):18-19. [452 KB PDF]
  101. Rathbun, G. B., T. Cowley, and O. Zapke. 2005. Black mongoose (Galerella nigrata) home range and social behaviour affected by abundant food at an antelope carcass. African Zoology 40:154-157. [208 KB PDF]
  102. Rathbun, G. B. and C.D. Rathbun. 2005. Does the Cape Sengi (Elephantulus edwardii) occur in Namibia? Afrotherian Conservation – Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 3:5-6. [968 KB PDF]
  103. Rathbun, G. B. (ed.). 2005. Order Macroscelidea. Pp. 22-34 in Skinner, J. D. and C. T. Chimimba. The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion, third edition. Cambridge University Press, Cape Town, South Africa. 814 pp. [5.3 MB PDF]
  104. Rathbun, G. B. and C. D. Rathbun. 2005. Noki or dassie-rate (Petromus typicus) feeding ecology and petrophily. Belgian Journal of Zoology 135 (Supplement):69-75. [428 KB PDF]
  105. Rathbun, G. B. and C. D. Rathbun. 2006. Social structure of the bushveld sengi (Elephantulus intufi) in Namibia and the evolution of monogamy in the Macroscelidea. Journal of Zoology, London 269(3):391-399. [324 KB PDF]
  106. Rathbun, G. B. and C. D. Rathbun. 2006. Radio-tracking Namib Desert golden moles. Afrotherian Conservation – Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 4:5-6. [420 KB PDF]
  107. Rathbun, G. B. and C. D. Rathbun.2006. Social monogamy in the noki or dassie-rat (Petromus typicus) in Namibia. Mammalian Biology 71(4):203-213. [200 KB PDF]
  108. Rovero, F. and G.B. Rathbun. 2006. A potentially new giant sengi (elephant-shrew) from the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History 95:111-115. [332 KB PDF]
  109. Rathbun, G. B. and C. D. Rathbun. 2006. Habitat use by radio-tagged Namib Desert golden moles (Eremitalpa granti namibensis). African Journal of Ecology 45:196-201. [460 KB PDF]
  110. Rathbun, G. B. and C. D. Rathbun. 2006. Sheltering, basking, and petrophily in the noki or dassie-rat (Petromus typicus) in Namibia. Mammalia 2006:269-275. [260 KB PDF]
  111. Hayes, M.P., M.R. Jennings and G.B. Rathbun. 2006. Rana draytonii (California Red-legged Frog). Prey. Herpetological Review 37:449. [ 16 KB PDF]
  112. Rathbun, G. B. and J. Kingdon. 2006. The etymology of “SENGIS”. Afrotherian Conservation – Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 4:14-15. [45 KB PDF]
  113. Rathbun, G. B. and L. B. Lackey. 2007. A brief graphical history of sengis in captivity. Afrotherian Conservation – Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 5:7-8. [264 KB PDF]
  114. Rovero, F., G.B. Rathbun., A. Perkin, T. Jones, D. O. Ribble, C. Leonard, R. R. Mwakisoma, and N. Doggart. 2008. A new species of giant sengi or elephant-shrew (genus Rhynchocyon) highlights the exceptional biodiversity of the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania. Journal of Zoology 274:126-133. [476 KB PDF]
  115. Schipper, J., G. B. Rathbun, et al. 2008. The status of the world’s land and marine mammals: diversity, threat, and knowledge.Science 322:225-230. [5.2 MB PDF]
  116. Rathbun, G. B. and T. E. Cowley. 2008. Behavioural ecology of the black mongoose (Galerella nigrata) in Namibia. Mammalian Biology 73:444-450. [288 KB PDF]
  117. Scott, N. J., G. B. Rathbun, T. G. Murphey, and M. B. Harker. 2008. Reproduction of Pacific pond turtles (Actinemys marmorata) in coastal streams of central California. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3(2):143-148. [156 KB PDF]
  118. Germano, D. J. and G. B. Rathbun. 2008. Growth, population structure, and reproduction of Western Pond Turtles (Actinemys marmorata) on the central coast of California. Chelonian Conservation and Biology7(2):188-194. [224 KB PDF]
  119. Rathbun, G. B.2008. Tales of sengi tails. Afrotherian Conservation - Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 6:8-10. [538 KB PDF]
  120. Rathbun, G. B. 2009. Why is there discordant diversity in sengi (Mammalia: Afrotheria: Macroscelidea) taxonomy and ecology? African Journal of Ecology 47:1-13. [840 KB PDF]
  121. Andanje, S., B. R. Agwanda, G. W. Ngaruiya, R. Amin, and G. B. Rathbun. 2010. Sengi (elephant-shrew) observations from northern coastal Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 99:cover, 1-8. [411 KB PDF]
  122. Hoffmann, M., […...], G.B. Rathbun, et al. 2010. The impact of conservation on the status of the world's vertebrates. Science 330:1503-1509. [885 KB PDF]
  123. Nyari, A. S., A. T. Peterson, and G. B. Rathbun. 2010. Late Pleistocene potential distribution of the North African sengi or elephant-shrew Elephantulus rozeti (Mammalia: Macroscelidea). African Zoology 45:330-339. [1.57 MB PDF]
  124. Germano, D. J., G. B. Rathbun, L. R. Saslaw, B. L. Cypher, E. A. Cypher, and L. M. Vredenburgh. 2011. The San Joaquin Desert of California: ecologically misunderstood and overlooked. Natural Areas Journal 31(2):138-147. [4.9 MB PDF]
  125. Rathbun, G. B. 2011. Aardvark hunt in Kenya (photo essay). Afrotherian Conservation-Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 8 (June 2011):13-14. [917 KB PDF]
  126. Amin, R., G.B. Rathbun, and S Andanje. 2011. Conservation concerns for Afrotheria in northern coastal Kenya. Afrotherian Conservation-Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 8 (June 2011):15-16. [1.16 MB PDF]
  127. Dumbacher, J.P., G.B. Rathbun, H.A. Smit, and S.J. Eiseb. 2012. Phylogeny and taxonomy of the round-eared sengis or elephant-shrews, genus Macroscelides (Mammalia, Afrotheria, Macroscelidea).PLoS ONE 7(3):e32410 (12 pp + 4 pp. supplement table). [635 KB PDF]
  128. Germano, D.J., G.B. Rathbun, and L.R. Saslaw. 2012. Effects of grazing and invasive grasses on desert vertebrtes in California. Journal of Wildlife Management 76(4):670-682. [365 KB PDF]
  129. Rathbun, G.B.  2012. Water temperatures in a California Red-legged Frog breeding pond. Immediate Science Ecology 1:7-11. [624 KB PDF]
  130. Rathbun, G. B. 2012. Eponyms in the Afrotheria: Who were the people that had Afrotheria species named after them? Afrotherian Conservation - Newsletter of the IUCN-SCC Afrotheria Specialist Group 9:5-6. [218 KB PDF]
  131. Kingdon, J., E. R. Seiffert, B. Hedges, and G. Rathbun. 2013. Species Account: Supercohort Afrotheria. Pp. 143-146 in Kingdon, J. S., Happold, D. C. D., Hoffmann, M., Butynski, T.M., Happold, T, and Kalina, J. (eds.), Mammals of Africa, Vol. 1. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. [1.18 MB PDF]
  132. Perrin, M. and G. Rathbun. 2013. Order Macroscelidea; Family Macroscelididae; Genus Elephantulus; Elephantulus edwardii; Elephantulus intufi; Elephantulus myurus; Elephantulus rozeti; Elephantulus rufescens, Macroscelides proboscideus. Pp. 261-278 in Kingdon, J. S., Happold, D. C. D., Hoffmann, M., Butynski, T.M., Happold, M., & Kalina, J. (eds.), Mammals of Africa, Vol. 1. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. [6.75 MB PDF]
  133. Rathbun, G. B. 2013. Genus Petrodromus; Petrodromus tetradactylus; Genus Rhynchocyon; Rhynchocyon cirnei, R. chrysopygus, R. petersi. Pp. 279-287 in Kingdon, J. S., Happold, D. C. D., Hoffmann, M., Butynski, T.M., Happold, M., & Kalina, J. (eds.), Mammals of Africa, Vol. 1. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. [6.75 MB PDF]
  134. Coals, P.G.R. and G.B. Rathbun. 2013. Taxonomic status of giant sengis (genus Rhynchocyon) in Mozambique. Journal of East African Natural History 101:241-250 (2012). [1.66 MB PDF]
  135. Dumbacher, J.P., G.B. Rathbun, T.O. Osborne, M. Griffin, and S.J. Eiseb. 2014. A new species of round-eared sengi (genus Macroscelides) from Namibia. Journal of Mammalogy 95:443-454. [2.45 MB PDF]
  136. Rathbun, G. B., Agnelli, P. & Innocenti, G. 2014. Distribution of sengis in the Horn of Africa. Afrotherian Conservation - Newsletter of the IUCN-SCC Afrotheria Specialist Group, 10:2-4. [372 KB PDF]
  137. Rathbun, G. B., Osborne, T. O. & Coals, P. G. R. 2015. Distribution of the Etendeka round-eared sengi (Macroscelides micus), a Namibian endemic mammal. Journal of Namibia Scientific Society, 63:153-157. [534 PDF]
  138. Rathbun, G.B. and J.P. Dumbacher. 2015. Home range and use of diurnal shelters by the Etendeka round-eared sengi, a newly discovered Namibian endmic desert mammal. PeerJ 3:e1302; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1302. Download from https://peerj.com/articles/1302/
  139. Rathbun, G. B. 2015. The Amazing Afrotheria. Pages 16-17 in N. Scharff, F. Rovero, F. P. Jensen, and S. Brøgger-Jensen, editors. Udzungwa: Tales of Discovery in an East African Rainforest. Natural History Museum of Denmark and MUSE - Trento Science Museum, Trento, Itlay. [461 KB PDF]
  140. Dumbacher, J. P., Carlen, E. J., & Rathbun, G. B. (2016). Petrosaltator gen. nov., a new genus replacement for the North African sengi Elephantulus rozeti (Macroscelidea; Macroscelididae). Zootaxa, 4136(3), 567-579. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4136.3.8 Download from http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4136.3.8/6816
  141. Germano, D. J. & G. B. Rathbun.  2016.  Home range and habitat use by blunt-nosed leopard lizards in the San Joaquin Desert of California.  Journal of Herpetology 50(3):429-434. [165 KB PDF]
  142. Hoffmann, M., G. B. Rathbun, F. Rovero, A. Permin, N. Owen, & N. Burgess.  2016.  The distribution of the genus Rhynchocyon in the Eastern Arc Mountains, with an emphasis on the black-and-rufous sengi, Rhynchocyon petersi.  Afrotherian Conservation, Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 12:3-8. [686 KB PDF]
  143. Rathbun, G.  2016.  Sengi biology according to postage stamps.  Afrotherian Conservation, Newsletter of the IUCN-SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group 12:20-22. [770 KB PDF]
  144. Carlen, E. J., G. B. Rathbun, L. E. Olson, C. A. Sabuni, W. T. Stanley, and J. P. Dumbacher. 2017. Reconstructing the molecular phylogeny of giant sengis (Macroscelidea; Macroscelididae; Rhynchocyon). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 113:150-160. [1.8 MB PDF]
  145. Rathbun, G. B., D. Ribble, T. O. Osborne, and S. J. Eiseb. 2017. Sengis (Elephant-shrews) in North-eastern Namibia. Journal of Namibia Scientific Society 65:69-75. [361 PDF]
  146. Rathbun, G. B. 2017. Identifying the different forms of giant sengi (Rhynchocyon) based on external colour pattern. Afrotherian Conservation - Newsletter of the IUCN-SCC Afrotheria Specialist Group 13:7-9. [612 KB PDF]
  147. Rathbun, G. B. 2017. Sengi Taxonomy - a 2017 update. Afrotherian Conservation - Newsletter of the IUCN-SCC Afrotheria Specialist Group 13:10-11. [282 KB PDF]
  148. Ribble, D.O. and G.B. Rathbun. 2018. Preliminary observations on home ranges and natural history of Scotinomys teguina in Costa Rica. Mammalia. 82(5):490-493. [360 KB PDF]
  149. Miyamae, J. A., T. Y. Moore, and G. B. Rathbun. 2018. Observations on an Unusual "Arrhythmic" Gait in Sengis. Afrotherian Conservation - Newsletter of the IUCN-SCC Afrotheria Specialist Group 14:44-47. [585 KB PDF]
  150. Rathbun, G., J. Dumbacher, and R. Nyirenda. 2018. A Traditional Method of Hunting Dusky Sengis in Southern Malawi. Afrotherian Conservation - Newsletter of the IUCN-SCC Afrotheria Specialist Group 14:51-55. [872 KB PDF]
  151. Rathjbun, G.B. 2018. Review of Wilson, D.E. and R.A. Mittermeier (eds.) Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 2, Hoofed Mammals (2011) and Volume 8, Insectivores, Sloths and Colugos (2018). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain. Afrotherian Conservation - Newsletter of the IUCN-SCC Afrotheria Specialist Group 14:60-62. [608 KB PDF]