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. 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]
  131. 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]
  132. 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]
  133. 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]
  134. 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]
  135. 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]
  136. 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]
  137. 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/
  138. 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]
  139. 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
  140. 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]
  141. 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]
  142. 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]
  143. 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]
  144. 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]
  145. 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]
  146. 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]