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Dr. Sebastian Kirchhof

  • Aufgabengebiete

    • Gastwissenschaftler Herpetologie


    • Evolution of thermal physiology in Lacertidae (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Johannes Mueller, PD Dr. Mark-Oliver Rödel, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin; Prof. Dr. Miguel Vences, Braunschweig University)
    • Phylogenetics and phylogeography of Southern African Lacertidae (in cooperation with Jackie L. Childers, University of California, Berkeley, and Prof. Aaron M. Bauer, Villanova University)
    • Herpetofauna of Sibiloi National Park, Lake Turkana, Kenya (in cooperation with Dr. M. Cabeza, University of Helsinki/Finland, and Dr. P. K. Malonza, National Museum of Kenya)
    • Phylogeography of Acanthodactylus boskianus in Egypt (in cooperation with Dr. E. Khannoon and H.I. Hosni, Fayoum University, Egypt)

    Publikationen (Auswahl)

    • Sinervo, B., Miles, D. B., Wu, Y., Mendez de la Cruz, F. R., Kirchhof, S. & Qi, Yin (2018) Climate change, thermal niches, extinction risk and maternal‐effect rescue of Toad‐headed lizards, Phrynocephalus, in thermal extremes of the Arabian Peninsula to the Tibetan Plateau. Integrative Zoology. DOI: 10.1111/1749-4877.12315
    • Kirchhof, S., Losogo, L. B. & Malonza, P. K. (2018). Psammophis punctulatus trivirgatus (Southern Speckled Sand Snake). Diet. Herpetological Review 49(3):552-553.
    • Kirchhof, S., Losogo, L. B., Goosh, C. S., Saitoti, K. & Malonza, P. K. (2018). Latastia longicaudata (Reuss, 1834) Common long-tailed Lizard. Diet. African Herp News 67:13-15.
    • Kirchhof, S., Hetem, R. S., Lease, H. M., Miles, D., Mitchell, D., Müller, J., Rödel, M.-O., Sinervo, B., Wassenaar, T. & Murray, I. W. (2018). Thermoregulatory behaviour and high thermal preference buffer impact of climate change in a Namib Desert lizard. Ecosphere 8(12). DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2033
    • Kirchhof, S., Penner, J., Rödel, M.- O. & Müller, J. (2017). Resolution of the types, diagnostic features, and distribution of two easily confused Sand Lizards, Pedioplanis laticeps (Smith, 1845) and P. burchelli (Duméril & Bibron, 1839) (Squamata: Lacertidae). Zootaxa 4328:82-109.
    • Kirchhof, S., Mahlow, K. & Tillack, F. (2016). The identity of Stenorhabdium temporale Werner, 1909 (Serpentes: Colubroidea). Vertebrate Zoology 66:179-190.
    • Ilyambo, N., Marais, E., Eiffler, D. & Kirchhof, S. (2016). Meroles anchietae (Bocage, 1867) Shovel-snouted dune lizard. Size, growth and longevity. African Herp News 63:12-15.
    • Engleder, A., Haring, E., Kirchhof, S. & Mayer, W. (2013): Multiple nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences provide new insights into the phylogeny of South African Lacertids (Lacertidae, Eremiadinae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 51:132-143.
    • Kirchhof, S., Jacobsen, N. H. G. & Richter, K. (2012): Intraspecific variation of morphology, pholidosis and tail loss rate in a relic lacertid of South Africa, Australolacerta rupicola (FitzSimons 1933) (Sauria: Lacertidae). Salamandra 48:125-132.
    • Kirchhof, S., Linden, J., Rödder, D. & Richter, K. (2010): Daily activity patterns of Australolacerta rupicola (FitzSimons, 1933) (Sauria: Lacertidae) with comments on niche segregation within a syntopic lizard community. North-Western Journal of Zoology 6:172-181.
    • Kirchhof, S., Linden, J., Rödder, D. & Richter, K. (2010): Foraging mode of Australolacerta rupicola (FitzSimons 1933) (Sauria: Lacertidae): Evidence of seasonal variation in an extremely active forager? Journal of Natural History 44:2941-2953.
    • Kirchhof, S., Krämer, M., Linden, J. & Richter, K. (2010): The reptile species assemblage of the Soutpansberg (Limpopo Province, South Africa) and its characteristics. Salamandra 46:147-166.